Figure of animal

Near Eastern, Iranian
Prehistoric
5th millennium B.C.


Findspot: Iran

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 6.4 x 3.9 x 7.8 cm (2 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.926

Medium or Technique

Clay

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Clay figure of an animal. The ear and three legs are broken and repaired. The back is painted black with lines on the sides. It is unglazed. The clay is grayish white and soft. There are two inlay holes for the eyes.

Provenance

From Tall-i-Bakun, near Persepolis. 1937: excavated by the University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition. Assigned to the MFA in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 13, 1945)

Credit Line

University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition