Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Jug in the form of a recumbent bull

Iron Age III
ca. 7th–6th century B.C.
Iran, Luristan, Chekka Sabz
Ceramic, paint
6.5 x 12 in. (16.51 x 30.48 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
1935, excavated by Erich F. Schmidt, on behalf of the First Holmes Expedition sponsored by the American Institute for Persian (later Iranian) Art and Archaeology; acquired by the Museum in 1943, purchased from the American Institute for Iranian Art and Archaeology, New York.

“Summer Exhibition of Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Hofstra University, Long Island, New York, June 29, 1952–August 28, 1952.

“Ceramic International Exhibition.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 23, 1959–March 8, 1959.

“Animal Art from the Ancient Near East,” Queens College of the City University of New York, November–December 1968.

Schlossman, Betty. 1968. Animal Art from the Ancient Near East, exh. cat. Flushing, New York: Queens College, no. 53.

Schmidt, Erich F., M. van Loon, H.H. Curvers. 1989. The Holmes Expeditions to Luristan. The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, Vol. 108. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, p. 232, p. 141c.
Related Objects

Top for standard

Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 1996.82.1 On view in:Gallery 404

Spouted jar with geometric decoration

Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C. Medium: Ceramic, paint Accession: 65.61 On view in:Gallery 404

Vessel in form of female (?) figure

Date: ca. 7th–6th century B.C. Medium: Ceramic Accession: 43.89.3 On view in:Gallery 404

Vase with a handle in the form of a human-headed bull protome

Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Medium: Faience Accession: 43.102.45a On view in:Gallery 404

Spouted jar

Date: ca. 9th century B.C. Medium: Ceramic Accession: 60.20.15 On view in:Gallery 404