Zoomorphic Vessel



Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iran | Amlash

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 63-15-1
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iran | Amlash
Section Near Eastern
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Horse

Ceramic, black. Rhyton in the shape of a saddled and bridled horse. Applied and incised ecoration. Small hole in center of chest. Spout in center of back on saddle. Broken and reapired. All fragments present.

"This rhyton or drinking vessel is thought to come from the Ardebil area of northwestern Iran. It is in the form of a stylized horse equipped with trappings. These include a bridle with a strap down the center of the face and a saddle cloth held in place with straps around the chest and under the tail. These straps are deocated with pendants. Saddlecloths were used for riding as saddles were unkonwn at this time in the Near East. 150BC-AD250"

Height 19.3 cm
Length 27.2 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mahboudian Gallery, 1963

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