Jar with Glazed Design of Flower Petals, 800 - 650 BCE

  • Assyrian, Mesopotamian

Glazed earthenware

  • Overall: 7 3/4 × 5 1/2 inches (19.7 × 14 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Bernard and Theresa Shulman Foundation Fund

70.643

On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

In the neo-Assyrian period, the use of colorful glazes extended to the ornamentation of ceramic vessels. Perhaps the most characteristic shape was an ovoid vase with high rimmed neck and pointed, rounded base, its shoulder defined by a row of pendant petals.

(Folio Fine Art, Ltd.)

1970-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Henshaw, Julia P., ed. A Visitors Guide: The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1995, p. 97 (ill.).

Assyrian, Mesopotamian; Neo-Assyrian, Mesopotamian, Jar with Glazed Design of Flower Petals, 800 - 650 BCE, glazed earthenware. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Bernard and Theresa Shulman Foundation Fund, 70.643.