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Bottle with Ram or Buffalo Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Iran
  • DATES 3rd-7th century C.E.
    PERIOD Sasanian Period
    DIMENSIONS height: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm) width: 5 3/16 in. (13.1 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.65.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sasanian; A tall piriform vessel with a tiny ring base and a tall neck separated from the body by an incised line with pendant lines. A roughly molded ram, or perhaps water buffalo, head is applied to the one side of the body slightly below the midpoint. An impressed circular punch marks the animal's forehead and additional punches decorate the body of the vessel.
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