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Convex bowl

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The decoration is conventionalized swallows. It is separated by elaborate oblique cross-pattern. It is made of red buff clay. The glaze is black on red brown. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. The surface is worn. It is complete.

Provenance

1934, excavated at Rayy (Cheshmeh Ali Tepe, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1935, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: June 6, 1935)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

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

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Iran, Hissar I A

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10.9 x 16.3 cm (4 5/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.779

Medium or Technique

Clay

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels