In the neo-Assyrian period, the use of colorful glazes extended to the ornamentation of ceramic vessels. Perhaps the most characteristic shape was an ovoid vase with high rimmed neck and pointed, rounded base, its shoulder defined by a row of pendant petals.
Artist Assyrian, Mesopotamian
  • Jar with Glazed Design of Flower Petals
Date 800 - 650 BCE
Medium glazed earthenware
Dimensions Overall: 7 3/4 × 5 1/2 inches (19.7 × 14 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Bernard and Theresa Shulman Foundation Fund
Accession Number 70.643
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
(Folio Fine Art, Ltd.);
1970-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Henshaw, Julia P., ed. A Visitors Guide: The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1995, p. 97 (ill.).