User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Straight sided beaker

Start collecting

The beaker sits flat, but the base is curved inward. It is broken and mended. There were 26 original fragments with designs of narrow and broad lines forming rectangular areas, which were painted in shades of brown. The clay is grayish white and soft. The surface is worn. It is partly restored.

Provenance

From Tall-i-Bakun. 1937: excavated by the University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition. (Accession Date: December 13, 1945)

Credit Line

University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Prehistoric, 5th millennium B.C.

Findspot

Iran

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 24.1 x 23.3 cm (9 1/2 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.957

Medium or Technique

Clay

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels