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Beak-spouted jug
1000 BCE-650 BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
29.2 × 31.3 × 24.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Luristan, Iran
Accession Number
450-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1962
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Vessel with channel-shaped spout, the globular/piriform body with flaring mouth, rope-twist bail handle terminating in spiral horns at the top of the spout, a simple handle opposite from shoulder to mouth with eye-like circles applied at rim level. White-slipped, burnished and decorated in red/brown with pattern of hatched triangles and diamonds with dotted circles at their corners, also lines with transverse hatching, and grouped transverse lines on the lower (simple) handle.