Bottle with Ram or Buffalo Head
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
3rd-7th century C.E.
height: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
width: 5 3/16 in. (13.1 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
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Bottle with Ram or Buffalo Head, 3rd-7th century C.E. Clay, height: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.4_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)
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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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