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Jar with geometric decoration

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Painted pot with carinated body and tall neck. Zigzag decoration in dark brown paint on cream-colored slip. The Chalcolithic Period in Mesopotamia is called the Ubaid Period, after a distinctive pottery found at the site of Tell al-Ubaid, near Ur in southern Iraq.

Provenance

By 1986: Astarte Gallery, London; 1986: purchased by the MFA from the Astarte Gallery, 26 February 1986.

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Late Ubaid Period, 4500–4000 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diamter: 27 x 28 cm (10 5/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1986.30

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels