- Museum number
Painted drinking-vessel in the form of a right leg wearing a boot with upturned toe; hand-made, with dark brown painted decoration of pendant triangles hanging from the rim, each executed with a pair of lines, and additional painted lines representing the stitching of the upper, line of the sole and a triangular flap at the heel; originally lightly burnished; complete with minor chips to the rim and minor loss of original burnished surface.
- Production date
- 9thC BC-8thC BC
Diameter: 7.70 - 7.90 centimetres (rim)
Height: 10.50 centimetres
Length: 8.50 centimetres (along the sole of the foot)
Volume: 160 millilitres
- Curator's comments
- This pot belongs to the same date and culture as the famous “Luristan bronzes”. It was originally used as a drinking cup and was presumably one of a pair. It belongs to a popular Iranian tradition of making drinking cups in the shape of other objects but is the first known from Luristan.
- Not on display
- Fair; complete with minor chips to the rim and minor loss of original burnished surface.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Illustrated in Ede Ltd Catalogue 178, as lot 45; Ede stock number 3201; previously sold as part of lot 107 in Sotheby's (London) sale of part of the Erlenmeyer Collection, 12 June 1997.
- Middle East
- Registration number