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Beak-spouted vessel with a warrior and a lion

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Painted pottery vessel with globular body and a long, beak-shaped spout opposite the handle. Decorated in red paint: on the belly, figures of a lion and a warrior with lance and shield, separated by a geometric band around the spout made up of a row of hatched rectangles and diamonds surrounded...

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By 1962: Kofler-Truniger collection, Lucerne, Switzerland; purchased by the MFA from Ernst E. Kofler, Lucerne, November 10, 1971. (Accession date: November 10, 1971)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Iron Age, 10th–9th century B.C.




Height 7 width (at spout): 19.05 x 30.16 cm (7 1/2 x 11 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted pottery


The Ancient World