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Vessel in the form of a bird
750 BCE-550 BCE

fired clay
16.4 × 8.5 × 13.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Ramat-Abad, Iran
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1964
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Globular vessel with tall neck decorated with an applied mask and ears, the incised, zig-zag profile rim forming a crown, above a long mess of hair indicated by incised zig-zag motif on a long applied triangle behind. The neck is set off-centre and balanced by a tall curving spout with transverse incisions. The foot is triangular in plan, and serrated.