Historical period(s)
Iron Age II - III, ca. 1000-600 BCE
H x Diam (overall): 11.1 x 12.2 cm (4 3/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Iran, Luristan
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


earthenware, Iran, Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE), 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. Acquired in Tehran.

Previous Owner(s)

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


Cemeteries and settlements in the Luristan region of western Iran have yielded examples of a distinctive painted ceramic style dating to the Iron II-III period (ca. 1000-600 B.C.E.). Often called "Genre Luristan," this pottery is also known as "Baba Jan III Painted Ware" after Baba Jan Tepe, a large settlement where it was extensively excavated during the 1960s. In this example, the radiating pattern of the multiple painted bands effectively echoes the swelling volume of the vessel.

Other examples of "Genre Luristan" ceramics in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are S1987.99 and S1998.22.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, Dr. Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 31, pp. 34, 55.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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