A large Amlash terracotta Zoomorphic Quadruped, ca. early 1st millennium BCE
A large Amlash terracotta Zoomorphic Quadruped, ca. early 1st millennium BCE
A large Amlash terracotta Zoomorphic Quadruped, ca. early 1st millennium BCE
A large Amlash terracotta Zoomorphic Quadruped, ca. early 1st millennium BCE
A large Amlash terracotta Zoomorphic Quadruped, ca. early 1st millennium BCE

A large Amlash terracotta Zoomorphic Quadruped, ca. early 1st millennium BCE

MT1803

Regular price$1,950 USD
/
  • Free USA shipping
    Free international shipping over $5,000

Standing on four legs, with a long low body, stubby tail, tall upright neck, bird-like head with ears on either side behind the round eyes, and a mane running down the back of the head and neck. Decorated with circles engraved on the wide flat chest, as well as two diagonal lines running up the chest to a linear zigzag around the neck.

For a related example see: Tresors de l'Ancien Iran, Musée Rath, 1966, no. 592

Dimensions: Height: 14 1/2 inches (36.8 cm), Width: 9 inches (22.8 cm)

Condition: With minor losses to the shoulders, several cracks through the head and neck, and repairs to two legs.

Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. In consultation with academics and dealers, the Hauges assembled over two decades of what former Freer Gallery of Art director Harold Stern described in 1957 as "without doubt one of the finest private collections in the world". Victor and Takako published Folk Traditions in Japanese Art to coincide with a traveling exhibition held from 1978 at the Cleveland Museum of Art; Japan House Gallery, New York; and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance of the collection, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.

We ship Tuesday to Friday with FedEx and usually same day if your order is received before 2pm. Within the continental USA, packing, shipping and insurance is free. Depending on size and destination, delivery times range from one to five business days.

For overseas shipments we charge a small flat rate which includes packing, preparation of all customs paperwork, insurance and carrier fees in compliance with all USA and International customs requirements.  Overseas shipments are sent using either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx but contact us if you have a shipping preference. International customers are responsible for all duties and taxes. 

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Come Visit Us

Any item from this site may be viewed by appointment at our Washington, DC location

Tuesday - Friday between 11 am - 5 pm.

Phone: 202 342 0518