Provenance: Ex. Apollo Auction house, KY. Old Collection from 1976.
Old restoration, Bottom restored from several pieces with some losses, spout has a one inche repair otherwise intact. Lovely manganese dioxide blooms across the surface of the ceramic attest to its antiquity.
The uniquely styled, pill-shaped jar with thick, tubular spout-like forms leading to a well-modeled human head. The finely appliqued features of the male’s face and hair are in contrast to the voluminous, red-slipped body. It is possible such elaborately constructed effigy jars or bottles once held a liquid offering for the deceased.