Vessel in the form of a bull

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1000-800 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 11.6 x 6.8 x 13.2 cm (4 9/16 x 2 11/16 x 5 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Small earthenware jug in the shape of a bull's head with horns. The body of the jug thick, irregular in shape, and a flat base. The jug leans to one side and has a wide mouth and beak-shaped or pointed spout. Small, impressed horizontal dashes on one side and on the back (opposite to spout). Holes impressed below horns, depict eyes? Gray-brown earthenware.
  • Provenance

    To 1965
    Galerie Israel, Tel Aviv, to 1965 [1]
    From 1965 to 1996
    Frank and Joan Mount, Alexandria, VA, purchased from Galerie Israel in 1965
    From 1996
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Frank and Joan Mount in 1996
    [1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Galerie Israel
    Frank and Joan Mount
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Joan and Frank Mount
  • Type

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