Luristan Pottery Bottle
An ancient Luristan pottery bottle of bulbous form with a cylindrical neck.
Ca. 1500 - 800 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.
cf.: 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. 70.2.334.