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A large Assyrian green-ware globular vessel, Neo-Assyrian, c. 800 BC, the body with central carination and raised disk base, the neck narrow with flared mouth and two pierced vertical lug handles. H: 5 1/2 in (13.8 cm); W: 5 7/8 in (14.8 cm). The surfaces still retain the light green color, the remnants of two horizontal bands in a darker green still apparent. A rare and attractive example of this popular pottery type. Provenance: Acquired directly from The California Museum of Ancient Art as a de-accessioning to raise funds for its Ancient Art Acquisition Fund. The California Museum of Ancient Art was founded in 1983 to gather the first collection focusing exclusively on the Ancient Near East in Southern California. Representing the geographic regions of Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Levant from approximately 3500 BC to 500 AD, the museum's goal is to tell the stories of the peoples of the Ancient Near East and their cultures and to promote a better appreciation for the roots of Western Civilization. The museum aims to do this in a way that is both historically accurate and user friendly and, most importantly, meaningful to the general public. From the influential peoples of Sumer, Elam, Babylon, Assyria, Hittite Anatolia, Canaan, Philistia, Israel, Judah, and Egypt of the Pharaohs to the beginnings of Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity, the aim is to bring these ancient peoples to life—actively engaging visitors by allowing the museum's ancient artworks and written texts to tell their amazing stories.


5.75 x 5.5 x 5.5 in


5 lb

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Large Assyrian green-ware globular vessel

Estimate $600 - $750Jul 21, 2018
112 Public Square
Gallatin, TN 37066
United States
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