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Boot-shaped vessel

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From Northwest Iran, Caspian coastal region. Shoes or boots with upturned toes were a feature of dress in Anatolia and Northwest Iran since remote antiquity. They are common both in Hittite art and in that of Iron Age Iran. Vessels like this one, buried with the dead, may -- like a magical shoe...

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By 1980: with Malekzadhe Mokry, Isak Antiques, New York; 1980: purchased from Malekzadhe Mokry, Isak Antiques, New York. (Accession date: January 16, 1980)

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Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund

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

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Pottery with orange slip


The Ancient World