Ovoid jar with a wide neck

Near Eastern, Iranian
Early Bronze Age
3200–2800 B.C.

Findspot: Persia, Nihawand


Height: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Asia, The Ancient World



The jar is footed. It has a slightly flaring rim. There is a band on the shoulder, which is divided into blocks of hatching and solid color with a saw-tooth edge. It is broken by small squares with a dot in the center, which separated panel with ibex or birds. There is a border above of rounded panels, which is made by saw-toothed loops containing rayed circle with a dot in the center. It is made of swrm buff clay painted in red-brown. It is broken at the mouth. It is partially restored in plaster.


From Nihawand. (Accession date: Feb-07-1932)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and Gift of E. J. Holmes and T. J. Coolidge