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Carved steatite slab

Near Eastern, Iranian, Elamite
Old Elamite
2800–2500 B.C.


Accession Number

1972.874

Medium or Technique

Steatite

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

By 1972: with E. Safani, Safani Gallery, New York; 1972: purchased by the MFA from E. Safani.
(Accession date: September 13, 1972)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund