Dish

Near Eastern, Iranian
Early Bronze Age
about 2000 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .13 x .218 x .097

Accession Number

28.232

Medium or Technique

Clay

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Smooth cream clay, painted with designs suggesting architecture: outlet by a perforation at one end. Holes through the solid base at each end. Cup like projections at each corner (two broken away), leopards on each side (one only complete). Similar tanks without animals or outlet have been found at Kerkuk (W. Persia). Also cf. type from Taxila, ASI. AR. 1924-25, XIII, 2, 31.

Provenance

Probably from Nihawand. 1928: purchased by the MFA along with two other objects* for $250. (Accession date: April 26, 1928)
*28.233-234

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund