Luristan Spouted Pottery Vessel
An ancient Luristan large pottery vessel with a looped handle, a long semi-cylindrical spout, and incised decorative bands on one side.
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, 70.2.349.