Vessel Handle


From: Iraq | Khafaje

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

Object Number 38-10-31
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iraq | Khafaje
Archaeology Area Q, 51
Period Early Dynastic
Date Made ca. 2600 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Owl

Light cream ware. Applique decoration in form of owl.

[KB: ] its not a handle in the traditional sense that you can use it--its an upright handle typical of this area. All decoration is applied: the hair, the eyes are coiled and then applied, the nose, and a series of small dots around the "neck" as if it were a necklace. very rudimentary.

Credit Line Khafaje Expedition; E. A. Speiser and Charles Bache, 1938
Other Number KH 9-236 - Field No SF

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