Pre-Achaemenid red stone handled dish
Lot 181
Pre-Achaemenid red stone handled dish
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 37,818) inc. premium
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Pre-Achaemenid red stone handled dish
Lot Details
Pre-Achaemenid red stone handled dish
Circa 6th-4th Century B.C.
On a flaring foot, the interior decorated with punched white dots, in the centre six hooked rays emanating from a circle, a cross within, on the rim a continuous band of waves with five double hooks at regular intervals, the handle in the shape of two conjoined ram's heads decorated with white dots, 9in (23cm) diam

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  • Provenance:
    Collection of Mr & Mrs Hauge, Washington, acquired in the 1960s.
    UK collection, acquired in 2000.
    Excavated in South West Iran at Persepolis in the 1930s by Erich Schmidt from a large building referred to as 'the Treasury'.
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