Pottery vessel in form of a bull

Near Eastern, Iranian, Amlash
Early Iron Age
999–900 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 12.6 x 7.5 x 19.2 cm (4 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.509

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vessel in the form of a bull, incorporating both handmade and wheelmade elements. The hand-modeled body is ovoid, but pinched at the center to give it a slightly hourglass shape. A wheelmade funnel has been set into the top. The neck and horns are are handmade, but the head is wheelmade and serves as the spout.

Provenance

By 1986: Betty Bartlett McAndrew collection; bequeathed to the MFA by Betty Bartlett McAndrew October 22, 1986.
(Accession date: October 22, 1986)

Credit Line

Estate of Betty Bartlett McAndrew