Jar with beaked spout and stag figures on rim

Near Eastern, Iranian
Iron Age
early 1st millennium B.C.


Dimensions

Height x max. diameter: 11.4 x 16.5 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.436

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The Iron Age people of the Caspian coastal region of northwest Iran left no written records, but their richly furnished tombs attest to their power and influence. They also produced distinctive red and gray-ware pottery vessels, usually referred to as Amlash, after the town where they first appeared in the 1950s and 1960s, or Marlik, where the first scientifically excavated examples came to light.

Provenance

By the late 1960's, at a gallery in Amsterdam or Cologne; 1960's–2006: with Mrs. Estrellita Karsh; 2007: given to the MFA by Mrs. Karsh.

Credit Line

Gift of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh