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Near Eastern art
End of the 3rd – first half of the 2nd century B.C.
D : 15.4 cm
Complete and in good condition; some chips and concretions.
In the large production of Islamic pottery, ewers are an attested form, although rare and never really exploited by ceramists.
The word askos originally designates the skin of an animal that was sewn and turned into a skin intended to carry liquids, especially wine or water.
A cylindrical vessel supported by a disk-shaped foot, with a small shoulder and a low neck terminating in a rounded rim. The decoration represents an inscription in Kufic, which repeats several times the word Allah on the body;
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