Tripod Bowl

A wheel-made, tripod bowl of well-fired light brown/buff earthenware with a carinated shoulder which flares out to a flat rim. The bowl is shallow, and the base of it is defined by a sharp ridge which circles its lower exterior. The hand-modeled legs, which are thick and (in section) rectangular, taper down to rolled clay feet. The exterior of the tripod bowl is painted in dark brown/black with a crosshatched design. The rim is lined in paint, and the legs are painted with four double-line horizontal bands.

A chip is missing from the lower body adjacent to one leg. Other scattered chips are missing, minor wear and loss of surface, scattered firing flaws. Overall, in very good condition.

Historical period(s)
ca. 3000 BCE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 13.9 x 20.6 x 21.8 cm (5 1/2 x 8 1/8 x 8 9/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.310
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
earthenware, Hauge collection, Iran, WWII-era provenance
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

Notes:

[1] Object record. Acquired in Tehran.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

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

Description

A wheel-made, tripod bowl of well-fired light brown/buff earthenware with a carinated shoulder which flares out to a flat rim. The bowl is shallow, and the base of it is defined by a sharp ridge which circles its lower exterior. The hand-modeled legs, which are thick and (in section) rectangular, taper down to rolled clay feet. The exterior of the tripod bowl is painted in dark brown/black with a crosshatched design. The rim is lined in paint, and the legs are painted with four double-line horizontal bands.

A chip is missing from the lower body adjacent to one leg. Other scattered chips are missing, minor wear and loss of surface, scattered firing flaws. Overall, in very good condition.

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