Tripod vessel with two lugs

Historical period(s)
Iron Age I - II, 1350-800 BCE
H x Diam (overall): 15.6 x 15.3 cm (6 1/8 x 6 in)
Northwest Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Vida R. Stringer
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


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

To between 1961 and 1965
Jean Royere, to between 1961 and 1965 [1]

From between 1961 and 1965 to 1997
Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. (Vida R.) Stringer Jr., Centreville, VA, given by Jean Royere between 1961 and 1965 [2]

From 1997
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Mrs. Vida R. Stringer in 1997


[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1, Ann C. Gunter, September 24, 1997, in the object record: "This vessel and several others (S1997.50-54) were given to Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Stringer while he was Commercial Attache with the U.S. Embassy in Iran between 1961 and 1965 by Jean Royere, a French interior designer under contract by the Shah of Iran and friend of Mrs. Stringer's cousin. Mr. Royere traveled extensively in Iran, often in the company of his close friends M. and Mme. Roman Ghirshman. Among the sites they visited (and where they apparently acquired a number of artifacts) were Hasanlu and Susa. A letter from Mr. Stringer to me dated June 2, 1997 provides detail of this collecting (and provenance) history."

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. and Vida Stringer

Published References
  • Trudy S. Kawami. Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. New York, 1992. .
  • Oscar W. Muscarella. The Iron Age at Dinkha Tepe, Iran. vol. 9 New York. pp. 35-90.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
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