Ovoid jar with a wide neck

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


Findspot: Iran

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 32.7 x 32.1 cm (12 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

45.959

Medium or Technique

Soft clay

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It has a constricted mouth and base. The base is flat, and the rim is flared. It is broken and mended. There were 59 original fragments with painted designs of broad and narrow bands and diamond-shaped areas in black over a tan slip. The clay is grayish white and soft. The surface is worn. It is complete.

Provenance

From Tall-i-Bakun. 1937: excavated by the University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition. (Accession Date: December 13, 1945)

Credit Line

University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition