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Jar with beaked spout and stag figures on rim

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The Iron Age people of the Caspian coastal region of northwest Iran left no written records, but their richly furnished tombs attest to their power and influence. They also produced distinctive red and gray-ware pottery vessels, usually referred to as Amlash, after the town where they first...

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By the late 1960's, at a gallery in Amsterdam or Cologne; 1960's–2006: with Mrs. Estrellita Karsh; 2007: given to the MFA by Mrs. Karsh.

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Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

Near Eastern, Iranian, Iron Age, early 1st millennium B.C.


Height x max. diameter: 11.4 x 16.5 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World