From circa 1950-1970 to 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge in 1998
 Object record. Purchased by the Hauges in Tehran between 1950-1970.
- Previous Owner(s)
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge (1914-2004) and (died 2000)
Shallow bowls with a small base, sometimes known by the Greek name of phiale, were used for drinking wine. During the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 B.C.E.), vessels of this shape were made in clay, glass (usually clear), bronze, silver, and gold-plated versions, and introduced from the Persian homeland in southwestern Iran over a wide area of this vast empire. Ceramic bowls of this type were made of fine, clean clay with astonishingly thin walls, and fired to a pink, orange, or reddish color. Those colors indicate the potter's intent to evoke the pale, reflective surfaces of drinking vessels made of gleaming, copper bronze, or even of gold.
- Published References
- Louise Allison Cort, Dr. Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 32, pp. 26, 55.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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