Near Eastern, Iranian
Early Bronze Age
about 2000 B.C.
Legacy dimension: .13 x .218 x .097
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Smooth cream clay, painted with designs suggesting architecture: outlet by a perforation at one end. Holes through the solid base at each end. Cup like projections at each corner (two broken away), leopards on each side (one only complete). Similar tanks without animals or outlet have been found at Kerkuk (W. Persia). Also cf. type from Taxila, ASI. AR. 1924-25, XIII, 2, 31.
Probably from Nihawand. 1928: purchased by the MFA along with two other objects* for $250. (Accession date: April 26, 1928)
Arthur Mason Knapp Fund