Deer Head Rhyton
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Ancient Iranian Ceramics
These ceramics demonstrate ancient Iranian artists’ interest in creating containers and other ritual instruments in the shape of mammals or birds. This tradition was of incredible duration, stretching back to about 3000 B.C.E. of the Neolithic period and lasting as late as the sixth century C.E. These shapes relate Iranian art to the customs of neighboring regions of Mesopotamia, Greece, and Central Asia where animal art also played an integral role.
ca. 1000-550 B.C.E.
length: 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm)
diameter of mouth: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
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Deer Head Rhyton, ca. 1000-550 B.C.E. Clay, length: 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.26. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2015.65.26_PS9.jpg)
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