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Libation vessel

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Globular vase, low neck and flaring lip; with handle (incomplete) surmounted by a man raised on his hands; elongated open spout with bulbous base attached to the side of vase and surrounded with a ring of large bosses; decoration of incised spirals. Green patina. Hole in side.


From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.* (Accession date: August 7, 1930) *Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan, Iron Age, 7th–4th century B.C.


Overall: 14.9 x 30.9 cm (5 7/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World