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Jar

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 3rd–4th century A.D.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, said to be from Tekrit
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
16.77 in. (42.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Vessels
Credit Line:
Purchase, V. Everit Macy Gift, 1930
Accession Number:
30.112.44
Not on view
Said to be found at Tekrit, Iraq; 1929, purchased in the Near East by Associate Curator Maurice Dimand for the Museum and accessioned in 1930.

“Ceramic Art of the Near East.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 12, 1931–June 28, 1931.

Dimand, M.S. 1931. "A Recent gift of Near Eastern art," Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 26 (1), p. 7.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1931. Ceramic Art of the Near East, exh. cat., fig. 12.

Harper, Prudence O. 2002. "A Gilded Silver Vessel: Iran and Byzantium in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries AD." In Of Pots and Plans: Papers on the Archaeology and History of Mesopotamia and Syria presented to David Oates in Honour of his 75th Birthday, edited by L. Al-Gailani Werr et al. London: Nabu Publications, pp. 120-121, figs. 6-7.
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