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Ridgway & Abington.
Hanley, England, 1851.
Physical Description:
1 jug : relief-molded gray-green stoneware, glazed ; height 22 cm (including handle), width 18 cm (including handle), depth 13 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Parks Jug 67
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title and attribution to Ridgway & Abington from Hughes.
The jug depicts two lamassu: a winged bull with human head on one side; a winged lion with human head on the other. With a handle in the form of twined snakes, and Assyrian letters beneath the spout. The designs are copied from Austen Henry Layard's A popular account of discoveries at Nineveh (1851).
The bottom is impressed with a diamond registration mark dated August 1851, parcel 2. Also impressed with a heart.
Hughes, K. Collector's guide to nineteenth-century jugs, 104
Henrywood, R.K. Relief-moulded jugs, 1820-1900, pages 72-74
Subject Terms:
Gods, Assyro-Babylonian.
Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian.
Nineveh (Extinct city) -- Antiquities.
Parks, Stephen -- Provenance.
Relief (Sculpture), Assyro-Babylonian.
Jugs (vessels)
Stoneware (pottery)
Ceramic (material)
Molding (forming)
Glazed ceramic ware (visual works)
Layard, Austen Henry, 1817-1894. Popular account of discoveries at Nineveh.
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