Small stemmed cup

A small, hand-built stemmed cup made of buff earthenware. The rim is round, wide and flares outward. The body tapers in slightly beneath the rim, then slopes outward to the bulbous lower center body. There is brown paint/slip decoration around the upper exterior of the cup: two concentric lines, followed by a register of geometric designs; beneath it, four concentric bands the lowest of which forms the upper register of a zone which encircles the widest circumference of the cup. This zone features alternating crosshatching rectangles astride triangles, and bird designs.

Small losses to the rim have been filled with a tinted plaster/putty material. Losses and abrasions to the brown paint/slip decoration appear to have been repainted. Otherwise intact and in fair-good condition. Scattered dirt/deposits across the surface.

Historical period(s)
ca. 1500 BCE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10.5 x 7.1 x 7.1 cm (4 1/8 x 2 13/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.168
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
bird, 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 small, hand-built stemmed cup made of buff earthenware. The rim is round, wide and flares outward. The body tapers in slightly beneath the rim, then slopes outward to the bulbous lower center body. There is brown paint/slip decoration around the upper exterior of the cup: two concentric lines, followed by a register of geometric designs; beneath it, four concentric bands the lowest of which forms the upper register of a zone which encircles the widest circumference of the cup. This zone features alternating crosshatching rectangles astride triangles, and bird designs.

Small losses to the rim have been filled with a tinted plaster/putty material. Losses and abrasions to the brown paint/slip decoration appear to have been repainted. Otherwise intact and in fair-good condition. Scattered dirt/deposits across the surface.

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