Pilgrim flask

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At A Glance

  • Period

    300 BCE-100 CE
  • Geography

    Germi, Iran
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 13.4 x 11.1 x 5.9 cm (5 1/4 x 4 3/8 x 2 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    A small, lentoid pilgrim flask hand built (molded?) of red/brown earthenware. The surface is covered in a pale blue-green glaze, which is uneven due to either deterioration or over firing. The neck is small, flares out to a wide rim, and sits between two looped strap handles which attach to the body of the vessel just below the neck. There are three small setter marks from stacking in the kiln, which can be seen on each side.
    The vessel is intact except for a small surface loss on the edge of the lower body which has been partially filled with a tinted plaster/putty material. The misfired/overfired glaze has resulted in a gray/white appearance on one side. Some fine cracking/glaze deterioration scattered elsewhere.
  • 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.
    Acquired in Tehran.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    Germi, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
  • Type

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