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Pitcher with three handles

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Three handles extend from the top of the body to the rim. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled. It is decorated with a border of grapes on the shoulder and zigzag bands that are crudely incised. The clay is reddish brown, and thickly potted. It is broken and mended. One handle and...

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From Kish, Iraq. 1933, excavated by the Holmes Expedition of the American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology; 1935, given to the MFA by the American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology. (Accession date: Dec-05-1935)

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Gift of American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology

Near Eastern, Persian, Sasanian, A.D. 226–642


Kish, Iraq


Height: 49.4 cm (19 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World