Iran / Spout in the shape of a man's head / 1stâ??2nd century A.D.Iran
Spout in the shape of a man's head
1stâ??2nd century A.D.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Iranian
Creator Name-CRT: Iran
Title: Spout in the shape of a man's head
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1
Creation End Date: 199
Creation Date: 1stâ??2nd century A.D.
Creation Place: Iran
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: glazed ceramic
Dimensions: H. 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm)
Description: This spout displays the high degree of Hellenism seen in many examples of Parthian art. The moustache and beard were originally inlaid with shiny iron pyrites, pieces of which are still visible in the beard. The central parting of the hair is a distinctly Parthian feature also found on coins. The long, thin face and prominent nose suggest the likeness of an actual individual.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 56.56
Credit Line: Gift of Walter Hauser, 1956
Copyright: Copyright ?? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Parthian period
AMICA ID: MMA_.56.56
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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