Spouted vessel

A large red/brown burnished vessel, with a long, tubular spout extending out from the upper body. The mouth is rounded, with a thin, upturned rim. The modeled ridges on the midpoint of the spout, and where the spout meets the body, appear to tbe imitating metalwork. Decorated with fine, incised lines/dashes around the upper shoulder and around the stylized “disk” on the vessel body opposite the spout. Fired in an oxidation atmosphere.

The spout has been broken off where it attaches to the body and some shiny excess adhesive is visible around the join. Considerable white/gray surface deposits/accresions; scattered “root marks” around the exterior. Some small spalls/chips missing from one side of the spout. Overall, in very good condition.

Historical period(s)
1200-800 BCE
Medium
Burnished earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 24.2 x 37.4 x 16.5 cm (9 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 6 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.173
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vessel

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 red/brown burnished vessel, with a long, tubular spout extending out from the upper body. The mouth is rounded, with a thin, upturned rim. The modeled ridges on the midpoint of the spout, and where the spout meets the body, appear to tbe imitating metalwork. Decorated with fine, incised lines/dashes around the upper shoulder and around the stylized "disk" on the vessel body opposite the spout. Fired in an oxidation atmosphere.

The spout has been broken off where it attaches to the body and some shiny excess adhesive is visible around the join. Considerable white/gray surface deposits/accresions; scattered "root marks" around the exterior. Some small spalls/chips missing from one side of the spout. Overall, in very good condition.

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