Pottery flask; rounded body; 2 handles (one missing); incised bands; traces of glaze; surface worn.
- 1stC-3rdC (between)
- Made in: Mesopotamia
- (Asia,Middle East,Mesopotamia)
- Excavated/Findspot: Abu Shahrain, southern mound
- (Asia,Iraq,South Iraq,Abu Shahrain (Eridu))
Campbell Thompson (1920, p.110) states that at the site of Tell Abu Shahrain (ancient Eridu), there was "no serious late occupation. That there was no serious late occupation is clear from the entire lack of copper coins (such as I have picked up at Birs Nimroud) and not more than one or two fragments (if any) of green-glazed ware such as would have appeared in quantities if there had been Parthian occupation. We did find one perfect green-glazed pot (pl. X,A,3, and fig. 4, no.14), probably a burial in the southern mound, but this can hardly be proof of anything except a stray visitor".
Fair; one handle missing; surface worn.
- G.I. 7/1 (marked on the object)
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