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Convex beaker with a flaring rim

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The body is thick. The base is flat. It is decorated with bands and dashes painted in black. It is made of red clay. It is broken and mended. It is partly restored. The surface is worn.


1936, excavated at Rayy (Chal Turkhan, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1939, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Hissar, Chalcolithic, before 4300 B.C.

Object Place

Rayy (Tepe Hissar I-A), Iran


Height x diameter: 16.3 x 23 cm (6 7/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World