Middle Babylonian bronze jug with modern decoration

W29

£280.00

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A bronze beaked jug with an open spout and riveted handle on the back of the body. The body of the jug has been embellished by a 20th Century forger with the inauthentic addition of repousse hunting scenes. The decoration is not ancient.

Culture
Eastern Mesopotamia, Middle Babylonian period, c. 1200-1000 BC (decoration not ancient)

Size
10.6 x 23.5 cms including handle and spout

Condition
Losses/cracks to spout, base and rim, and a couple of patches of restoration on the body. The decoration on the body has been added in the last 70 years and is not ancient

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired on the UK art market in the late 20th Century

For another Middle Babylonian jug with later decoration, now in the British Museum, please see:
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_1961-0710-1

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