A beautifully decorated pottery jar, dating to circa the 8th - 7th century B.C., well provenanced and published.
The vessel has a bulbous body and a flared rim. There is a brown painted decoration, consisting of a geometric design which is often referred to as hatched kites, with a series of small dotted circles around the shoulder and a band of circular elements or dots around the neck, all applied over a cream slip ground.
The ancient authenticity of the vessel was confirmed by a thermoluminescence test; the test results are attested to in the publication of the object.
Trudy S. Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections (Abrams, 1992), p. 220, no. 129 with illustration.
Circa 8th - 7th century B.C.
Height 19.2 cm.
Arthur M. Sackler collection, acquired 1970, accession no. 70.2.574.
A few small chips to the mouth rim have been restored, otherwise intact. The inventory number from the Sackler collection painted on the bottom.