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Mace-head; almost opaque blue glass, containing pin-prick bubbles; convex top and sides, tapering to a flat base; raised band around the base, decorated with a central ridge, above and below which are two thin cut grooves; a cylindrical socket drilled in the centre of the base with horizontal grinding marks inside and an uneven inner end; cast, possibly in a two-piece mould, then ground, socket drilled, and exterior carefully polished.
- 8thC BC-7thC BC
- Excavated/Findspot: Temple of Nabu, well (bottom)
- (Asia,Iraq,North Iraq,Kouyunjik (Nineveh),Temple of Nabu)
- Height: 6.6 centimetres
- Diameter: 5.5 centimetres (body)
- Diameter: 3.8 centimetres (base)
- Height: 2.4 centimetres (socket)
- Diameter: 1.3 centimetres (socket)
Part of 1905,0409.361 (BM.98855). Made in imitation of lapis lazuli.
Many cracks; portion of the base and socket missing.
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Object reference number: WCO23661
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