Historical period(s)
Chalcolithic period, ca. 5500-3000 BCE
H x W x D: 7.7 x 22.3 x 22.3 cm (3 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in)
Iran, Northern
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


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

From at least 1965 to 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

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


[1] Object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919-2013, 1923-2015)


Initially, potters in Iran must have copied shapes of vessels fashioned in materials that boasted still older craft histories: stone, wood, leather, and basketry.  In addition, decorated textiles may have inspired ornamental patterns introduced in colored paint to the surfaces of clay vessels like this one.  

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 3, pp. 19, 53.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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