Spouted vessel

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1350-800 BCE
  • Geography

    Northwest Iran
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 19.4 x 25.2 x 36.4 cm (7 5/8 x 9 15/16 x 14 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Large, round, bulbous vessel with long narrow, beak-like spout. Three round, collared "miniature pots" are attached to the upper shoulder on three sides. Patterned linear impressions are applied around the rim and spout. The surface has a red-gray slip, but is unevenly preserved, partly as a result of previous overcleaning and poor restoration.
    Vessel with oval body, flat base, open mouth with a short vertical rim. A long beak spout extends horizontally from the vessel shoulder. The enclosed tubular portion of the spout, nearest the shoulder, is articulated by a series of narrow concentric incised circles. A row of punched dots encircles the mouth just below the vertical rim. Opposite the spout, and on either side of it, are miniature jugs attached to the shoulder of the vessel. The red-brown clay is burnished orange/brown.
  • Provenance

    To 1966
    Galerie Israel, Tel Aviv, to 1966 [1]
    From 1966 to 1995
    Frank and Joan Mount, Alexandria, VA, purchased from Galerie Israel in 1966
    From 1995
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Frank and Joan Mount in 1995
    [1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Metalwork and Ceramics from Ancient Iran (November 19, 1992 to January 22, 2004)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Galerie Israel
    Frank and Joan Mount
  • Origin

    Northwest Iran
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Joan and Frank Mount
  • Type

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