Zoomorphic Vessel

Historical period(s)
Iron Age I - II, ca. 1000 BCE
Gray clay with gritty inclusions. Surface slipped brown--orange-ochre, very mottled; burnishing marks visible
H x W x D: 15.9 x 9.1 x 24.7 cm (6 1/4 x 3 9/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Northwest Iran
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Zoomorphic vessel

Iran, Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE), Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)

To 1975
Lester Wolfe collection, New York, NY [1]

Sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., The Lester Wolfe Collection of Persian Pottery and Metalwork, March 14, 1975, lot 16: "Iranian Pottery Vessel" [2]

The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, purchased from the Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York auction through Habib Anavian on March 14, 1975 [3]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation


[1] See auction catalogue of the March 14, 1975 sale, illustrated cat. no. 16, copy in object file.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See documentations from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Habib Anavian
Lester Wolfe
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

Published References
  • Ann C. Gunter. The Art of Eating and Drinking in Ancient Iran. vol. 1, no. 2 New York. p. 13, fig. 5.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 7, p. 33.
  • Ann C. Gunter. Ancient Iranian Drinking Vessles. vol. 18, no. 9 Hong Kong, September 1987. p. 40, fig. 3.
  • Trudy S. Kawami. Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. New York, 1992. cat. 105, p. 216.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
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