About this object

Syro-Hittite (Neo-Hittite) pottery jar. Ovoid form, standing on a flattened base, the body decorated with stylized figures with bird-like features and depressed circular eyes, one holding a child, another arms opened as a worshipper. Similar jars in the Fitzwilliam Museum are dated later to about 800-700 BC (e.g., ANE1.1996).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Middle Bronze Age
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Western Asia: Syria
  • Date made
    2000 BC - 1500 BC
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Bonhams
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Asia: Western Asia: Syria
  • Date collected
    1993 before
  • Measurements
    95 mm; 3 3/4 in
  • Related people
    Bonhams (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Bonhams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1992-12-08
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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