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.

Vessel in the form of a naked woman

Start collecting

Vessel in form of a female figure. Opening in head and hollow interior. Mentioned in Syria 39 (1962) 224, n.l. cf. ibid. 214 fig. 4 (59.723) and 217 fig. 7 (coll. Vermeule); 7000 Ans d'art en Iran, pl. X, no. 91, another female vessel. The ears were pierced for gold earrings. Although its use...

Show Full Description


Said to be from northwest Iran. By 1962: with H.D. Motamed, New York; 1962: purchased by the MFA from H. D. Motamed. (Accession Date: June 6, 1962)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Iron Age, 10th–9th century B.C.


Height: 43.5 cm (17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World