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: Anthropomorphic vessel

Type
Vessel
Historical period(s)
Iron Age I - II, ca. 1400-800 BCE
Medium
Earthenware
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 47 x 15.5 x 12.5 cm (18 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 4 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.68
Label
Similar vases made in the form of a human female have been found in graves in the region southwest of the Caspian Sea in northern Iran. The emphasis on buttocks, pelvis, and breasts suggests that it represents a fertility goddess. Some examples preserve wire earrings inserted in the pierced ears of the figures.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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