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Vessel in the form of a bull

Type
Zoomorphic vessel
Historical period(s)
Iron Age I - II, ca. 1350-800 BCE
Medium
Ceramic
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 18.8 x 23.9 x 10.6 cm (7 3/8 x 9 7/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Geography
Northwestern Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.499

To 1963
Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich, Switzerland. [1]

From 1963 to 1966
Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981), purchased from Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich, Switzerland. [2]

From 1966 to 1986
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, transferred from Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. [4]

Notes:

[1] Purchased by Joseph H. Hirshhorn from Huber, Galerie Semiha, Zurich in 1963.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See document from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, object file, Collections Management Office.

[4] See object file, Collections Management Office.

Former owner
Joseph H. Hirshhorn
Galerie Semiha Huber
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
bull, Iran, Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE), Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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