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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1931.157
Title
Amphoriskos
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
early 3rd-mid 7th century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Nuzi (Mesopotamia)
Period
Sasanian period
Culture
Sasanian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/292333
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta with green-blue glaze
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Excavated from Yorghan Tepe, Iraq in Nov. 1929; Original Field Catalogue Entry:
29.11.161 "jar, complete, small, with handles on both sides, green glazed. Loose medium texture; grave 13; glazed flask [pencil annotation]."
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition
Accession Year
1931
Object Number
1931.157
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The foot and flat disk base remain unglazed. About 1 cm of glaze exists on the interior lip of the vessel. An incised groove runs below the glaze on the shoulder, at the same level as the lower handle attachments. The object is in good condition, although some of the glaze has faded and flaked off.

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