Jar with geometric decoration
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Late Ubaid Period
Height x diamter: 27 x 28 cm (10 5/8 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Painted pot with carinated body and tall neck. Zigzag decoration in dark brown paint on cream-colored slip. The Chalcolithic Period in Mesopotamia is called the Ubaid Period, after a distinctive pottery found at the site of Tell al-Ubaid, near Ur in southern Iraq.
By 1986: Astarte Gallery, London; 1986: purchased by the MFA from the Astarte Gallery, 26 February 1986.
Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund