This beautiful pot was created over 5,000 years ago, and its decoration echoes its shape.
Bushel with ibex (mountain goat) 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)
Bushel with ibex motifs at the Louvre
Ancient Near East: cradle of civilization
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