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Vessel in the shape of a stag
Date:
ca. 1000–800 BC
Location:
Not on display
Media:
Burnished Earthenware
Dimensions:
11 x 4 x 11 3/4 (27.9 x 10.2 x 29.8 cm)
Department:
Country:
Continent:
Middle East
Culture/People:
Probably Marlik Style
Accession Number:
2008.38.10
Acquisition Date:
2008-10-23
Credit Line:

Gift of the Erle Loran Family Collection

Pottery figurines (such as this stag) in the shapes of humans and animals with spouts were found in northern Iran at a site called Marlik. The head of this male deer is surmounted by a pair of upright horns. It forms a spout for pouring (rather than drinking). Its wide back with short legs is probably made to serve as a handle for pouring.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

No contemporaneous works available.