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Jar with ibexes

Early Bronze Age
ca. 2600–2500 B.C.
Iran, Luristan, Kamterlan I
Ceramic, paint
14 in. (35.56 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
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.

“Exhibition of Six Thousand Years of Persian Art,” The American Institute of Iranian Art and Archaeology, New York, April 24–July 1, 1940.

Pope, Arthur Upham. 1936. "A Note on Some Pottery from the Holmes Luristan Expedition of the Institute." Bulletin of the American Institute of Persian Art and Archaeology 4, p. 121, fig. 2.

Ackerman, Phyllis. 1940. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art. New York: The Iranian Institute, p. 514, X.

Vanden Berghe, Louis. 1959. Archéologie de l'Iran Ancien. Leiden: Brill, p. 93, pl. 123c.

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. 153, pl. 91b.
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