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Miniature ovoid jar

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The jar is footed. The base is flat, and the rim is flaring. It is made of gray clay, with painted ornament (like Susa II): lines and rosettes. There are some small chips in the rim. It is complete. See Herzfeld in Ill. London News, June 1, 1929. (cf. fig. 15).

Provenance

Probably from Nihawand. 1928: purchased by the MFA along with two other objects* for $250. (Accession date: April 26, 1928) *28.232-233

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

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

Dimensions

Height x diameter (of mouth): 11.8 x 8 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

28.234

Medium or Technique

Clay

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels