Brass lamp-lid: scallop-shell, cast, concave at rear. Hinge-piece broken; traces of an iron pin. Surface coloration: patchy sage green.
- Excavated/Findspot: Kouyunjik, Temple of Nabu
- (Asia,Iraq,North Iraq,Kouyunjik (Nineveh))
- Length: 3.7 centimetres
- Width: 3.49 centimetres
Part of 1905,0409.436 (BM.98930). Registered as "Fragment of bronze ornament in form of shell"
Cf. the lids of 1923,0512.372; 1923,0512.371; 1875,1012.12.4; 1875,0713.1; 1919,0208.43, all of the Late Roman period.Analysis: copper: 70.0; lead: 8.9; tin: 0.46; zinc: 21.1. The analyses of this and Lamp 1905,0409.436 are so close that they probably come from the same melt and may well belong together.
G52/IRAN/21/7, official opening 17/11/95.
incomplete; patchy sage green coloration; lid re-attached as part of conservation work for the refurbishment of G52 in the mid-1990s.
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Object reference number: WCO26024
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