Straight sided beaker
Near Eastern, Iranian
5th millennium B.C.
Findspot: Iran, Tall-i-Bakun
Height x diameter: 24.1 x 23.3 cm (9 1/2 x 9 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The beaker sits flat, but the base is curved inward. It is broken and mended. There were 26 original fragments with designs of narrow and broad lines forming rectangular areas, which were painted in shades of brown. The clay is grayish white and soft. The surface is worn. It is partly restored.
From Tall-i-Bakun. 1937: excavated by the University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition. (Accession Date: December 13, 1945)
University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition