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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).


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.


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World