Spouted jar

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Historical period(s)
Iron Age II - III, ca. 1000-600 BCE
Medium
Earthenware with paint
Dimensions
H x W x D: 23 x 18.2 x 23.6 cm (9 1/16 x 7 3/16 x 9 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Accession Number
S1987.99
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 29: Shaping Clay in Ancient Iran
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
earthenware, Iran, Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, NY founded 1965

Label

Cemeteries and settlements in the Luristan region of western Iran have yielded examples of a distinctive painted ceramic style dating to the Iron II-III period (ca. 1000-600 B.C.E.). Often called "Genre Luristan," this pottery is also known as "Baba Jan III Painted Ware" after Baba Jan Tepe, a large settlement where it was extensively excavated during the 1960s. This "teapot" with a basket handle is a typical shape, decorated with painted bands around the base of the spout and on the handle. Also typical is the animal-shaped ornament modeled in relief and attached to the bridge joining the handle and spout.

Other examples of "Genre Luristan" ceramics in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are S1998.313 and S1998.22.

Published References
  • Trudy S. Kawami. Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. New York, 1992. cat. 137, p. 221.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 9, p. 35.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum