Parthian art, Parthian pottery rattle, Parthian period Syria 2nd-3rd century A.D. Parthian art, Parthian pottery rattle, pottery rattle in form of a woman's bust, traces of original paint, 10.6 cm high. Private collection
Ram-shaped Rhyton, c. 1350-1000 B.C., 7 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 4 1/8 in., The rhyton is another example of a common ceramic type in the early Near East. Ram-headed rhytons, or drinking vessels originally based on animal horns, are common in the arts of northern Iran during the Late Bronze Age. This culture is called Marlik, after a tomb site in northern Iran, or more generally Amlash, after the town where such rhytons were first found.
Parthian pottery horse vessel, 3rd-1st century B.C. With a barrel-shaped body, standing foursquare on tapering legs, with an arching neck and a small, elongated muzzle, the short vessel spout emerging from the back with a loop handle behind, a circular pouring spout below the neck, 27.5 cm long. Private collection