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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 5500-3000 BCE
  • Geography

    Northern, Iran
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.7 x 22.3 x 22.3 cm (3 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Small red/brown, earthenware bowl with black painted decoration. The decoration on the inside of the bowl is divided into four irregular zones by two intersecting lines of crosshatched chevrons which meet slightly off center at the bottom of the bowl. There is a double line running parallel to the rim that creates a register along the inner rim. This register, which is divided into four zones by the intersecting, crosshatched chevrons, features rows of animals in each zone: four quadrupeds; five birds; three quadrupeds; three birds. Thus the quadrupeds are opposite the quadrupeds and the birds are opposite the birds. The outside of the bowl features a double line of concentric circles along the rim, followed by an open-bottomed zig-zag border.
    Previously broken in about 10 fragments, most of which are large. The repairs are poor and the fills/restorations unsightly. The joins are not tight and the fills are executed badly and are not flush with the surface. Scattered chips are missing. Numerous scratches and wear. Possible wax or coating on the surface.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1965 to 1998
    Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]
    From 1998
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 1998
    [1] Object record.
  • 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

    Victor and Takako Hauge ((1919-2013) and (1923-2015))
  • Origin

    Northern, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
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