Historical period(s)
Iron Age III, 8th-6th century BCE
H x Diam: 9.5 x 11.5 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in)
Iran, Luristan
Credit Line
Gift of Laurance and Isabel Roberts
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel


Iran, Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE)

To about 1946
John Mallet, to about 1946 [1]

From about 1946 to 2001
Laurance P. Roberts, Rome, Italy, and Baltimore, MD, given by John Mallet, in about 1946 [2]

From 2001
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Laurance P. and Isabel Roberts in 2001


[1] The vessel was acquired by Laurance P. Roberts soon after he arrived in Rome as Director of the American Academy in 1946. It was a gift to him from Mr. John Mallet, who had served as secretary to the head of the British Legation in Iran. Mr. Roberts, who has offered to provide a written account, reports that he has always assumed that the vessel was obtained in Iran and given to Mr. Mallet by his former chief (according to Provenance Remark 1, Ann Gunter, March 24, 2001, in the object record).

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Laurance P. Roberts
John Mallet

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
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