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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Northwestern Iran
Title: Spouted jar on stand
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -89
Creation End Date: -80
Creation Date: 9th century B.C.
Creation Place: northwestern Iran
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Vessels
Materials and Techniques: ceramic
Dimensions: H. 8.5 in. (21.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 60.20.15
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1960
Hasanlu in northwestern Iran is best known as the site of a citadel that was destroyed in about 800 B.C., most likely by an army from Urartu coming from eastern Turkey. Thousands of artifacts of terracotta, bronze, iron, gold, silver, and ivory were recovered from the monumental buildings, which were characterized by an elaborate entrance and a large central hall with columns that supported a two story superstructure.
This gray-ware jar and stand, found in a burial in the cemetery of Hasanlu, is typical of Iron Age pottery of northwestern Iran. Many other aspects of culture, including architectural form, mode of burial, and style of bronze weapons and small objects, were altered at this time, leading some scholars to suggest a migration of new people into the region at the beginning of the Iron Age.
AMICA ID: MMA_.60.20.15
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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