Galerie Israel, Tel Aviv, to 1965 
From 1965 to 1994
Frank and Joan Mount, Alexandria, VA, purchased from Galerie Israel in 1965
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Frank and Joan Mount in 1994
 According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
- Previous Owner(s)
Frank and Joan Mount
This double-bodied vessel resembles examples of similar compound vessels found in tombs in northern and northwestern Iran, dating to the period known as Iron Age I-II (ca. 1400800 B.C.E.). The arrangement seems impractical for ordinary household use, suggesting that the vessels had a religious function or significance. Moreover, such joined or compound forms seem alien to the traditional ceramic repertory, and were likely fashioned in imitation of more costly metal prototypes.
- Published References
- Ann C. Gunter. A Collection of Ancient Iranian Ceramics. vol. XLIII no. 3, 1997. p. 28, fig. 9.
- Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. p. 124, fig. 2.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum