Zoomorphic vessel

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1000 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 23.6 x 29.1 x 17.2 cm (9 5/16 x 11 7/16 x 6 3/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    A zoomorphic vessel hand-built of orange/brown earthenware with modeled details. The surface is smooth and burnished. he neck is high and tublar, with a single strap handle extending from the neck to the rounded, egg-shaped body. The spout is modeled like an animal neck and head, with ears pointing upward. There is an incised row of inverted "v" decoration down the back of the spout (like a mane) and the back of the handle (like a tail) and there is incised decoration around the base of the neck as well. At the bottom of the vessel are three chubby little feet.
    Two areas of loss at the rim have been filled with a tinted plaster/putty. Otherwise intact and in very good-excellent condition. Dirt/deposits, some very heavy in places. Scattered black staining around the neck and upper body on one side.
  • 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
  • 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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