Spouted vessel in the shape of a bull

Near Eastern, Iranian
Iron Age
10th–9th century B.C.


Findspot: Iran, Amlash

Dimensions

Length: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.381

Medium or Technique

Pottery

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Rhyton in shape of bull from Amlash. Red-ware with spots of black paint. Complete, but hump made up of numerous original fragments. Bull-shaped vessels of this type have been found in important tombs. Bulls were usually identified with a powerful god or with strength and male sexual potency.

Provenance

Said to be from Amlash. By 1961: Audrey M. Redwine collection, McLean, VA; 1961: purchased by the MFA from Audrey M. Redwine.
(Accession Date: May 10, 1961)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund