Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich, Switzerland. 
From 1963 to 1966
Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981), purchased from Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich, Switzerland. 
From 1966 to 1986
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, transferred from Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 
 Purchased by Joseph H. Hirshhorn from Huber, Galerie Semiha, Zurich in 1963.
 See note 1.
 See document from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, object file, Collections Management Office.
 See object file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Galerie Semiha Huber
Joseph H. Hirshhorn
Spouted vessel in the form of a humped bull, or zebu, rendered in simple stylized form. A pair of horns, roughly crescentic in shape, rise from the sides of the head. A pronounced ridge resembling the dewlap extends from beneath the muzzle to between the forelegs, and a corresponding ridge suggesting the tail curves down the hindquarters. Incised dots form a punctate pattern on either side of the front ridge. The legs are short stumps. The surfaces are reddish-brown and burnished.
- Published References
- Ezat O. Negahban. Marlik: The Complete Excavation Repord. 2 vols., Philadelphia. .
- Trudy S. Kawami. Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. New York, 1992. .
- , Robert H Dyson, Jr., Charles K. Wilkinson, Prudence Oliver Harper. Highlights of Persian Art. Persian Art Series, no. 1 Boulder, CO. pp. 2-17.
- E. Haerinck. Bronzeworking Centres of Western Asia, c. 1000-539 B.C. London. pp. 63-78.
- Oscar W. Muscarella. Fibulae and Chronology, Marlik and Assur. vol. 11, no. 4, Winter 1984. pp. 413-19.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
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