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  • Description

    A series of fragments of more than one copper or bronze bowls; including a small number of rim sherds and the rest body sherds.

  • Production place

    • Made in: Wurreegaon term details
    • (Asia,India,Deccan,Maharashtra,Nagpur District,Kamthi (Kamptee),Wurreegaon)
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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.3 centimetres (max. L of largest fragment)
  • Curator's comments

    The Pearse Collection is the earliest published group of excavated Iron Age artefacts from peninsular or South India (see bibliog. field).

  • Bibliography

    • Pearse 1869 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Fragments broken into a large no. of very small pieces, some with iron compounds accreting.

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  • Additional IDs

    • 1880-1226 (OA temporary register '1880')
    • As1868,0320.30 (duplicate record deleted)

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