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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
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
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.