Historical period(s)
Chalcolithic period, ca. 5500-3000 BCE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 30.6 x 33.4 x 33.4 cm (12 1/16 x 13 1/8 x 13 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.161
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Chalcolithic period (5000 - 3500 BCE), earthenware, Hauge collection, Iran, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From circa 1950-1970 to 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge [1]

From 1998
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge in 1998

Notes:

[1] Object record. Purchased by the Hauges in Tehran between 1950-1970.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge (1914-2004) and (died 2000)

Label

Earthenware decorated with geometric and figural painted designs  in contrasting colors had a long history in northern and western Iran, appearing before 6000 B.C.E. in the earliest era of pottery making. Favored decorative schemes consisted of designs painted in black on a red surface, or in red or brown on a pale, buff surface. Patterns woven into baskets may lie behind the ornament on certain styles of painted Chalcolithic wares, of which this is a fine example.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 1, pp. 45, 53.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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