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Jar with Birds, Rosettes, and Geometric Patterns
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Jar with Birds, Rosettes, and Geometric Patterns


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Description The simplicity of this design is characteristic of the painted pottery from the site of Tepe Giyan in western Iran. The birds may represent ostriches. Such pottery has been found in burials along with jewelry and weapons.
Provenance Parke Bernet Sale, New York, March 14, 1975; Walters Art Museum, 1975, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1975

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Period
1800-1500 BCE (Bronze Age)
Medium
terracotta; painted
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2395
Measurements
3 9/16 x 3 3/16 in. (9.1 x 8.1 cm)
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