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Convex jar with a wide neck. It is made of gray clay with painted ornament (like Susa II): birds and lines. The base is flat and the rim is rolled. It is wide mouthed. It is broken and mended. See Herzfeld in Ill. London News, June 1, 1929 (Cf. fig. 13).

Provenance

Probably from Nihawand. 1928: purchased by the MFA along with two other objects* for $250. (Accession date: April 26, 1928) *28.232 and 234

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Early Bronze Age, about 2000 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter (of mouth): 32 x 27 cm (12 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

28.233

Medium or Technique

Clay

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels