Mesopotamian Zoomorphic Vessel
An ancient Mesopotamian vessel in the form of a boar with a prominent ridge of hair along the spine. The handle and spout of the vessel project from the animal's back, and it balances on two legs and a tail.
Ca. 2nd millennium BC.
Representations of animals are found throughout the history of ancient Near Eastern art. Vessels in the shapes of animals, especially those used for drinking and pouring, were made as early as the Bronze Age in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC.
Formerly in the Estate of William Kelly Simpson; previously with Mathias Komor Works of Art, New York, inventory no. D956, 1970's.