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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 5500-3000 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Earthenware and paint
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 12.9 x 20 x 20 cm (5 1/16 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    A small, hand made, red-slipped earthenware bowl with a buffed and polished finish. Asymmetrically shaped, it tapers to a flat and slightly inset base. The upper two-thirds of the bowl's exterior are painted with a black slip decoration forming two registers of diamond and lozenge patterns, separated by an empty register.
    In good condition. Two large and two small fragments have been broken off and rejoined. The repairs are poor and the touch-up unsightly. A small triangular loss has been filled with a tinted plaster/putty. Scattered root-like accretions/deposits. Some streaky staining or paint near the bottom exterior.
  • Provenance

    From circa 1950-1970 to 1998
    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge [1]
    From 1998
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge in 1998
    [1] Object record.
    Purchased by the Hauges in Tehran between 1950-1970.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Shaping Clay in Ancient Iran (September 8, 2018 to November 24, 2020)
    Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts (October 29, 2000 to April 22, 2001)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge ((1914-2004) and (1907-2000))
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
  • Type

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