Carved steatite slab
Near Eastern, Iranian, Elamite
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Slab which once had a curving handle and may have been used as a weight. One side is carved with a landscape picturing a reed house and date palms amid patterns probably representing water and hills. The reverse features three similar dwellings, with mountains between.
By 1972: with E. Safani, Safani Gallery, New York; 1972: purchased by the MFA from E. Safani.
(Accession date: September 13, 1972)
Seth K. Sweetser Fund