Luristan Spouted Pottery 'Duck' Vessel
An ancient Luristan closed circular pottery vessel with two lugged handles and a spout in zoomorphic style mimicking a water fowl.
Ca. 1500-1000 BC.
Luristan objects, including impressive and numerous decorative bronze horse trappings and weapons, are found mainly in western Persia. Luristan artifacts are most likely the work of the ancient Medes, an Indo-European group that eventually dominated Persia.
cf.: T. S. Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, (New York, 1992).
Formerly in the Arthur M. Sackler collection (1913-1987), acquired prior to 1970, inventory no, 70.2.569.