Historical period(s)
Chalcolithic period, ca. 5500-3000 BCE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7.7 x 22.3 x 22.3 cm (3 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Northern
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
S1998.309
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Chalcolithic period (5000 - 3500 BCE), earthenware, Iran, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1965 to 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 1998
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 1998

Notes:

[1] Object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (Victor died 2013, Takako died 2015)

Label

Initially, potters in Iran must have copied shapes of vessels fashioned in materials that boasted still older craft histories: stone, wood, leather, and basketry. In addition, decorated textiles may have inspired ornamental patterns introduced in colored paint to the surfaces of clay vessels like this one.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, Dr. Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 3, pp. 19, 53.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum