Pitcher with three handles

Near Eastern, Persian
A.D. 226–642

Findspot: Iraq, Kish


Height: 49.4 cm (19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Asia, The Ancient World



Three handles extend from the top of the body to the rim. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled. It is decorated with a border of grapes on the shoulder and zigzag bands that are crudely incised. The clay is reddish brown, and thickly potted. It is broken and mended. One handle and part of the neck are missing. Parts of the rim are chipped off. The body is cracked. There is a piece chipped off the lower part of the body.
See sheet in folder.


From Kish, Iraq. 1933, excavated by the Holmes Expedition of the American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology; 1935, given to the MFA by the American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology. (Accession date: Dec-05-1935)

Credit Line

Gift of American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology