Luristan Pottery Bowl
An ancient Luristan large pottery bowl with a red painted 'X' on the interior.
Ca. 1500-1000 BC.
Luristan objects, including impressive and numerous decorative bronze horse trappings and weapons, are found mainly in western Persia. Luristan artifacts are most likely the work of the ancient Medes, an Indo-European group that eventually dominated Persia.
Confer: T. S. Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, (New York, 1992).
Formerly in the Arthur M. Sackler collection (1913-1987), acquired prior to 1970, inv. no. 70.2.806.