Heavy (asymmetric) hand-shaped jar with green / turquoise glazing and black painted geometrical designs without ears. Also glazing inside. Possibly older than 1700. Ring base. Yellow orange clay. Height 15 cm.
This jar is probably a spittoon. This shape is documented in ref 5 page 55 plate 1.6 which describes the different shapes of Safavid spittoons.
During the 16th century the shapes of Safavid pottery was largely based on the shapes of Chinese pottery. During the 17th century the Safavids develop their own more elegant variants of these shapes.
So this antique Omani pottery jar is based on a Safavid model of the 17th century.
Antique Omani Glazed pottery