Luristan Spouted Pottery Vessel


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.
Height: 9 in. (23 cm).
Handle reattached, otherwise intact.
Accompanied by a thermoluminescence test by CIRAM laboratory confirming its age to 3,200 years old +/- 280 years.

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.

Inv#: 4629


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