COMPASS Title: Glass jar

Museum number

91461

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COMPASS Title: Glass jar

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  • COMPASS Title: Glass jar

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  • Lump of translucent blue glass; on one side probably broken off from a larger lump; on the other sides the surface looks as if its original; very bubbly; transmits light along the edges; surface turned greyish.  Fluted glass bottle, dark brown; rounded, slightly thickened, flaring rim; broad cylindrical neck merging into piriform-ovoid body; pointed base; decorated by a turquoise blue thread wound around the vessel; deep combing on the neck and body created a chevron pattern and fluting; close to the base the decoration has retained a wavy pattern; fluting in irregular intervals (between 0.4-0.8 cm in the central section of the body); core-formed.  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.  Eighteen fragments of red glass ingot, cast.

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  • Glass jar belonging to Sargon II (720-710 BC): clear light green in colour, the vase was probably cast, then ground and polished like stone. It has a pear shaped ovoid body, flat rim, and a short and broad concave neck.  The lip is small and the vase has two vertical lug handles. The base is convex. There is a sharp angle between shoulder and body, which is incised with figure of a lion facing right, and a cuneiform inscription on both front and back. From the inside of the neck to bottom are concentric grinding-marks. It has slightly convex interior centre of base. There are small spherical bubbles in all parts of the vessel, with the largest concentration inside the lug handles.  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.  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.  Core-formed glass alabastron: opaque body and handles (appearing black), opaque white trails.  Cast and cut glass alabastron (oil-bottle) with swan-head lugs.

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  • 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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  • 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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