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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    129390

  • Description

    Burnished grey-ware pottery jar with handle and decoration of incised lines running down over the shoulder; rounded base and damaged lip.

  • Date

    • 1250BC (about)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.81 inches
    • Diameter: 7.25 inches
  • Bibliography

    • Smith S 1938b bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    G52/IRAN/24, from official opening 17/11/95 until 14/12/05.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1938

  • Acquisition notes

    Collection of "3 pots" deposited by Fahimian on 2 May 1938; reported to Trustees 1 July 1938.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    129390

  • Registration number

    1938,0709.1

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