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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    91461

  • Description

    Glass jar; colourless with light green tinge; broad, slightly convex rim; very short and broad neck; globular body with low disc base; two solid "duck-head" handles at central section of body; vertical medial ridges along handles; concentric grinding marks on interior from neck to base; slightly convex interior bottom of base; traces of thin vertical polishing marks near one of the handles; small bubbles throughout fabric; cast, then ground and polished.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 8thC BC-7thC BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.4 centimetres
    • Diameter: 8 centimetres
    • Diameter: 5.2 centimetres (rim)
    • Diameter: 5.4 centimetres (base)
    • Diameter: 4.8 centimetres (neck)
    • Thickness: 0.7 centimetres
    • Width: 10 centimetres (with handles)
    • Weight: 447 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    According to Barag (Catalogue of Western Asiatic Glass I, pp. 61-62) there is no evidence that this does come from Nimrud although it certainly comes from Mesopotamia.

  • Bibliography

    • Barag 1985a 27; pp. 61-62, fig. 2, pl. 3, col. pl. B bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2007-2008 6 Oct-20 Apr, Paris, L'Institut du Monde Arabe, 'Phoenicians and the Mediterranean'.

    Assyrian & Babylonian Rooms, ca 1900, No. 726.

  • Condition

    Exterior covered with brownish weathering, partially flaked to reveal iridescent layer beneath; missing small chip to rim; part of rim repaired.

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    91461

  • Registration number

    N.2071

  • Additional IDs

    • BM.12084
COMPASS Title: Glass jar

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COMPASS Title: Glass jar

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