Jug

Large round, globular, one-handled jug with tall cylindrical neck ending in a plain rim. Thick but short strap handle extends from the lower part of the neck to the shoulder. Rounded, flat bottom. Incised/impressed dashes around the juncture of the handle to the body and neck and the neck to the body. Red-brown clay; surfaces burnished. Mottled surface appearance, from firing and/or burial. Incised dots encircle the juncture of the neck and shoulder and the base of the handle.

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Historical period(s)
Iron Age I - II, ca. 1350-800 BCE
Medium
Clay
Dimensions
H x W x D: 26.7 x 17.1 x 17.1 cm (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
Northwest Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Joan and Frank Mount
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1995.127
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jug

Keywords
Iran, Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE), Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)
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) and Custodian(s)

Frank and Joan Mount
Galerie Israel

Description

Large round, globular, one-handled jug with tall cylindrical neck ending in a plain rim. Thick but short strap handle extends from the lower part of the neck to the shoulder. Rounded, flat bottom. Incised/impressed dashes around the juncture of the handle to the body and neck and the neck to the body. Red-brown clay; surfaces burnished. Mottled surface appearance, from firing and/or burial. Incised dots encircle the juncture of the neck and shoulder and the base of the handle.

Published References
  • Ann C. Gunter. A Collection of Ancient Iranian Ceramics. vol. XLIII no. 3, 1997. p. 26, fig. 6.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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