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Jug with Spout and Animal Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, slip
  • Place Made: Northern Iran, Iran
  • DATES 1st millennium B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS height: 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm) diameter: 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.65.7
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A spherical jug with a slightly flattened bottom and a small central neck with an everted rim and two small round handles. The symmetrical placement of these handles is somewhat obscured by the short round spout that rises from one handle and the flange in the shape of a roughly rendered animal head on the other. The animal's features include small protruding ears each with a small punched hole, perhaps an eye, and a horizontal gouge in front of each ear offer no clues to the species of the animal depicted. The clay body is remarkably thin and surprisingly light in weight.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Jug with Spout and Animal Head, 1st millennium B.C.E. Clay, slip, height: 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.7_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2015.65.7_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg. Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, 2015
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