Bushel with ibex motifs

This beautiful pot was created over 5,000 years ago, and its decoration echoes its shape.


Bushel with ibex motifs, 4200-3500 B.C.E., painted terra-cotta, 28.90 x 16.40 cm, necropolis, Susa I period, from the acropolis mound, Susa, Iran, (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Bushel with ibex motifs," in Smarthistory, December 14, 2015, accessed May 6, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/bushel-with-ibex-motifs/.