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Jar with antelopes

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Jar in the "Ninevite 5" style, with painted antelopes. The decline of the Late Uruk culture (3500-3100 BC) was followed by the Proto-Elamite culture in the East, by Jemdet-Nasr in southern Mesopotamia, and Ninevite 5 in northern Mesopotamia. "Ninevite 5" refers to the fifth level of the...

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Provenance

By 1971: with Ernst E. Kofler; 1971: purchased by the MFA from Ernst E. Kofler, Lucerne, 13 October 1971.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Jemdet-Nasr/Ninevite 5 Period, 3100–2900 B.C.

Object Place

Northern Syria

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 38 v 34.2 cm (14 15/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.346

Medium or Technique

Painted pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels