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)
This item is not on view
Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano
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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