Ivory pyxis lid

Near Eastern, Iranian
Iron Age
1000–800 B.C.


Findspot: Soldus Valley, West Azerbaijan, Hasanlu

Accession Number

1975.383

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Two fragments of an ivory pyxis lid, burnt to a shiny black. Decorated with guilloch and compass-described circles.

Provenance

From West Azerbaijan, Soldus Valley, Hasanlu, level of the burned building. 1965, excavated by the Iran Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; given to the MFA in exchange for a contribution September 10, 1975.
(Accession date: September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of the Iran Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania in exchange for contribution from the Egyptian Curator's Fund and Anonymous gift