One-handled vessel with spout

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1350-800 BCE
  • Geography

    Northern Iran
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 23 x 27.5 x 25.4 cm (9 1/16 x 10 13/16 x 10 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. and Vida Stringer
  • Provenance

    To between 1961 and 1965
    Jean Royere, to between 1961 and 1965 [1]
    From between 1961 and 1965 to 1997
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. (Vida R.) Stringer Jr., Centreville, VA, given by Jean Royere between 1961 and 1965 [2]
    From 1997
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Mrs. Vida R. Stringer in 1997
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 1, Ann C. Gunter, September 24, 1997, in the object record: "This vessel and several others (S1997.50-54) were given to Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Stringer while he was Commercial Attache with the U.S. Embassy in Iran between 1961 and 1965 by Jean Royere, a French interior designer under contract by the Shah of Iran and friend of Mrs. Stringer's cousin.
    Mr. Royere traveled extensively in Iran, often in the company of his close friends M. and Mme. Roman Ghirshman.
    Among the sites they visited (and where they apparently acquired a number of artifacts) were Hasanlu and Susa.
    A letter from Mr. Stringer to me dated June 2, 1997 provides detail of this collecting (and provenance) history."
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Northern Iran
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Vida R. Stringer
  • Type

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