Green glazed pottery of this kind represents
the earliest and longest-lasting tradition of
lazing in the Middle-East, stretching back
beyond the Islamic period to the Sassanian,
Parthian and the Bronze Age.
The colour, green rather than turquoise, and
the precisely articulated shape quiet
coincidentally recall Chinese wares of Han or
early Tang date – but there has been no
evidence of contact with Chinese wares at
such an early period.
The shape of this vessel seems to have been
copied from a metalwork object.