H x W x D: 12.9 x 20 x 20 cm (5 1/16 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in)
ca. 5500-3000 BCE
A small, hand made, red-slipped earthenware bowl with a buffed and polished finish. Asymmetrically shaped, it tapers to a flat and slightly inset base. The upper two-thirds of the bowl's exterior are painted with a black slip decoration forming two registers of diamond and lozenge patterns, separated by an empty register.
In good condition. Two large and two small fragments have been broken off and rejoined. The repairs are poor and the touch-up unsightly. A small triangular loss has been filled with a tinted plaster/putty. Scattered root-like accretions/deposits. Some streaky staining or paint near the bottom exterior.
From circa 1950-1970 to 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge in 1998
 Object record.
Purchased by the Hauges in Tehran between 1950-1970.
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Shaping Clay in Ancient Iran (September 8, 2018 to November 24, 2020)
Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts (October 29, 2000 to April 22, 2001)
Previous custodian or owner:
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge ((1914-2004) and (1907-2000))