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Infant feeding vessel (?)

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Pot in the shape of a bird with owl-faced human head wearing triple-staged crown. Spout-tail decorated with concentric circles similar to gold diadem 59.733. Zig-zag collar,


Said to be from Daylaman. By 1959: with Dariush Broumand, Khalil Broumand & Sons, NY; 1959: purchased by the MFA from Dariush Broumand. (Accession Date: February 12, 1959)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Pot in shape of a bird

Near Eastern, Iranian, Iron Age, 1100–800 B.C.


Height x length: 15 x 14 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Orangeware pottery


The Ancient World