Ancient 1000year old Persian Grey Green Steatite Vessel,hand carved from the solid with some iron staining. Looks like it might have had a lid,now missing. Found in Iran when workers were laying gas pipes. The use of cooking pots made of steatite was common in the Umayyad period. Such pots without decoration and with broad handles were uncovered in a number of Umayyad sites: Umm al-Walid, Fahl, Amman, Siyagha and Ayla (Aqaba) in Jordan, El-Ezariyyah (Bethany) in Palestine. Pots, incense-burners, lamps made of stone, mostly steatite, were found in Susa and Nishapur (Iran).
Size 12cm Tall
Price £390 with Free Uk Shipping
Stock number IA55819