Persia; 9th-8th c. BC
The vessel is shaped like a horse. There is an opening for pouring on the back, and despite the stylized shape the animal features are skilfully emphasized. There is no sign of paint, the only decoration being the relief in the form of a part of the horse harness around the neck.
This kind of vessel is distinctive for many Eurasian nomad cultures and appears in the art of the nomad communities of the Iranian valley between the 10th and 7th c. BC.