Large Jar

A large, wheel-made, rounded vessel of gray/yellow/white earthenware. The large, open mouth has a thick, slightly out-flaring rim. The body slopes down to a ring foot, and at the upper shoulder, ther is a pronounced ridge. The jar is decorated with a gray/black slip pinat on the upper body and shoulder. Above the shoulder ridge, is a register of alternating birds and linear/geometric designs. Beneath, the ridge are concentric bands of wavy and straight lines.

Stephen P. Koob writes, “Scattered small chips are missing from around the rim and the ridge around the body. Severe exfoliation of the original surface has occurred on the interior, and combined with some white efflorescence on the lower body, indicates the probability of soluble salt contamination. Under the microscope, one of the birds appears to have been repainted, but it is unclear if it were done recently, or during manufacture.” May 26, 1998.

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Historical period(s)
ca. 2500 BCE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 27.1 x 35.2 x 35.2 cm (10 11/16 x 13 7/8 x 13 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Susa?
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.162
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
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) and Custodian(s)

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

Description

A large, wheel-made, rounded vessel of gray/yellow/white earthenware. The large, open mouth has a thick, slightly out-flaring rim. The body slopes down to a ring foot, and at the upper shoulder, ther is a pronounced ridge. The jar is decorated with a gray/black slip pinat on the upper body and shoulder. Above the shoulder ridge, is a register of alternating birds and linear/geometric designs. Beneath, the ridge are concentric bands of wavy and straight lines.

Stephen P. Koob writes, "Scattered small chips are missing from around the rim and the ridge around the body. Severe exfoliation of the original surface has occurred on the interior, and combined with some white efflorescence on the lower body, indicates the probability of soluble salt contamination. Under the microscope, one of the birds appears to have been repainted, but it is unclear if it were done recently, or during manufacture." May 26, 1998.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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