Jar

A large hand built, round jug made of burnished red/brown earthenware, with a flat and uneven base. The high, round, cylindrical neck ends in a simple rim. A wide strap handle extends from the top of the rim to the shoulder. The top of the shoulder, around the base of the neck and strap handle are decorated with incised dashes.

Intact and in very good-excellent condition. The vessel sits unevenly. Scattered wear, abrasions, loss of surface and white slip/paint. Scattered “root-like” blanching/bleaching of the surface. Scattered brownish-black spots, probably manganese or iron from the soil.

Historical period(s)
Iron Age I - II, 1400-800 BCE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 28.1 x 26.1 x 26.1 cm (11 1/16 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.320
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
earthenware, Hauge collection, Iran, Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE), Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), 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 large hand built, round jug made of burnished red/brown earthenware, with a flat and uneven base. The high, round, cylindrical neck ends in a simple rim. A wide strap handle extends from the top of the rim to the shoulder. The top of the shoulder, around the base of the neck and strap handle are decorated with incised dashes.

Intact and in very good-excellent condition. The vessel sits unevenly. Scattered wear, abrasions, loss of surface and white slip/paint. Scattered "root-like" blanching/bleaching of the surface. Scattered brownish-black spots, probably manganese or iron from the soil.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 23, p. 55.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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