Hanging bottle with animal head ornament

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1800-1200 BCE
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  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 20.1 x 10.4 x 11 cm (7 15/16 x 4 1/8 x 4 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    A hanging bottle, made of buff gray/yellow earthenware. At the top of the vessel, the narrow neck widens and then narrows again, then turns out to a thin, out-turned rim with a carinated ridge and small, pierced lug handles which rise up vertically. The main body is bulbous, and tapers to a pointed hole/spout at exactly the bottom of the vessel. There is a geometric design incised on the upper shoulder and neck of the vessel, comprised of concentric registers of zig-zags. A head of a stylized animal wearing a collar, with triangular ears, oval eyes and an open mouth with a visible tongue protrudes perpendicular to the spout, the animal's mouth opening downward. The fine clay has been scraped down and slightly burnished.
    In very good-excellent condition. Two fragments have been broken off the side of the animal head and stuck back with adhesive. Scattered spalls, firing flaws, accretions.
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
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