Bowl with handle

Historical period(s)
Iron Age III, ca. 800-500 BCE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 x 22.5 x 18.3 cm (1 15/16 x 8 7/8 x 7 3/16 in)
Geography
Northwest Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Joan and Frank Mount
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1995.122
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
earthenware, Iran, Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1965
Galerie Israel, Tel Aviv, to 1965 [1]

From 1965 to 1995
Frank and Joan Mount, Alexandria, VA, purchased from Galerie Israel in 1965

From 1995
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Frank and Joan Mount in 1995

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Frank and Joan Mount
Galerie Israel

Label

Scientifically excavated ceramics from Iron Age northern Iran are very few, but an impression of the typical forms and styles of the period can be gained from excavations at the site of Ghalekuti, on the southwestern coast of the Caspian Sea.  Here, graves produced ceramics mostly orange in color and unburnished; bowls are simple, shallow forms with a single elaborate handle, as in this example.

Published References
  • E. Haerinck. The Iron Age in Guilan: Proposal for a Chronology. London and New York. pp. 63-78.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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