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Decorated cup

By the end of the 19th century, international museums purchased painted earthenware from northeastern Iran. It was not until 1925, however, that the site of Tepe Hissar, near Damghan, was recognised as their place of origin. In 1931-1932, the University of Pennsylvania excavated this site for the first time, and studied the local stratigraphy. This small cup is characteristic for the oldest phase …