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The base is footed and flat. The rim is flaring. It has a hollow conoid base. It is decorated with horizontal lines connected by tripled dashes. It is painted gray on light tan and reddish clay. There is a fragment. The surface is worn. It is broken and mended.


1934, excavated at Rayy (Cheshmeh Ali Tepe, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1935, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: June 6, 1935)

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University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Hissar, Chalcolithic, about 4300 B.C.


Iran, Hissar I A


Height x diameter: 9.4 x 8.3 cm (3 11/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World