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Jar
1st-3rd century

Parthian period

Earthenware with alkaline glaze
H: 26.3 W: 20.5 cm
Iraq

Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1903.191

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Earthenware jars of this shape, covered with an alkaline glaze typically colored green, turquoise, or brown, are characteristic products of Mesopotamia in the Parthian period (ca. 160 B.C.E.–224 C.E.).