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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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    bowl

    Gourd vessel, incised with geometric ornament, with handle formed by half of stem at one side.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Find spot: Mbale
  • ladle

    Ladle made of wood with incised zigzag line design.

    • Object type: ladle
    • Production date: late 19th century-Early 20th c
    • Production place: Zimbabwe; Zambia
    • Find spot: Zimbabwe; Zambia
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    vessel

    Fragment of pottery, possibly from a vessel (?), with burnished graphite and incised line design.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Zimbabwe
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    vessel

    Fragment of pottery, possibly a vessel, with burnished graphite and incised triangle and line design.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Zimbabwe
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    vessel

    Pottery fragment, possibly of a vessel (?) with burnished graphite and raised band decorated with incised oval diagnoal dots.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Zimbabwe
  • pendant

    Cylinder-shaped pendant made of bone. Incised line design.

    • Object type: pendant
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Burnished graphite pottery sherds with incised line band.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
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    sherd

    Pottery sherds with incised line design. Some with burnished graphite.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds with incised line design.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds with incised triangle band.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherd with incised triangle line design band.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherd with incised dot design band. One is rim sherd.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds with incised triangle design. Faded burnished graphite on one side.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds with incised dot design.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds with incised chevron design

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherd of a vessel (?). Incised line design

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sample

    Fragment of soapstone. Incised line carved through centre.

    • Object type: sample
    • Production date: 900-1700
    • Production place: Zimbabwe
    • Find spot: Umtali
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds a, c-e.) incised line and burnished graphite sherds b.) burnished graphite rim sherd.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 1450-1683
    • Find spot: Khami
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds with incised, red and burnished graphite design.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 1450-1683
    • Find spot: Khami
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds with incised, red and burnished graphite design.

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 1450-1683
    • Find spot: Khami
  • sherd

    Pottery sherds with burnished graphite and incided zigzag design coloured in red pigment a.) rim sherd. b.) rim sherd c.) sherd

    • Object type: sherd
    • Production date: 1450-1683
    • Find spot: Khami
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    spoon

    Register 1946: Wooden carved spoon, handle with openwork and incised decoration.

    • Object type: spoon
    • Find spot: Gabon; Nigeria; Ghana; Africa
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    lid

    Wooden box-lid.

    • Object type: lid
    • Find spot: Awka
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    staff

    Register 1939: Wood staff, with incised decoration in three bands.

    • Object type: staff
    • Find spot: Nigeria
  • bowl

    Bowl (with engraved Nsibidi characters) made of calabash.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Find spot: Calabar
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    vessel

    Pottery vessel with incised decoration.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Benque Viejo
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    vessel

    Register 1977: Unfired pottery vessel with a flat base and a flanged rim. It has two gouge marks on the lower half of the body.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Ecuador
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    vessel; artefact

    Register 1980: Pottery fragment with incised features.

    • Object type: vessel; artefact
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel; artefact

    Register 1980: Pottery fragment with incised features; soft fabric.

    • Object type: vessel; artefact
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel; artefact

    Register 1980: Pottery fragment with incised features; cream coloured.

    • Object type: vessel; artefact
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    bowl

    Register 1950: Pottery bowl of fine orange ware, with incised scroll ornament in a band around the neck.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Find spot: Mexico
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    mask

    Mask made of wood.

    • Object type: mask
    • Find spot: Molinos
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    vessel

    Register 1980: Potsherd with incised decoration.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel

    Register 1980: Potsherd with incised and relief decoration.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel

    Register 1980: Potsherd decorated with horizontal incised lines.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel; artefact

    Register 1980: Pottery fragment with incised decoration.

    • Object type: vessel; artefact
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel; artefact

    Register 1980: Pottery hollow fragment with incised features; soft fabric.

    • Object type: vessel; artefact
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel; artefact

    Register 1980: Hollow pottery fragment with incised features.

    • Object type: vessel; artefact
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel; artefact

    Register 1980: Pottery fragment with incised features.

    • Object type: vessel; artefact
    • Find spot: Koriabo
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    vessel

    Register 1978 Pottery fragment with incised and relief decoration.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Dominican Republic
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    vessel

    Register 1978 Pottery vessel with a detachable lid in zoomorphic form. Vessel is rounded, sitting on a flat base with arms, legs, hands and feet in relief, and decorated with incised lines, circles and dots. Four holes pierced below the...

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Costa Rica
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    figurine

    Register 1977 Pottery head decorated with incised lines and dots.

    • Object type: figurine
    • Find spot: Guerrero
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    pot

    Register 1969: Asymetric clay vessel, with vertical incised flaking and chevron decoration on the rim. The base has a hole pierced in the centre.

    • Object type: pot
    • Find spot: Jamaica
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    figurine

    Register 1968: Terracotta figurine head with incised eyes and projecting mouth, wearing a centrally indented headdress which bears a foreward folding piece extending over the left eye.

    • Object type: figurine
    • Find spot: Teotihuacan
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    figurine

    Register 1968: Small terracotta figurine head with a prominent nose, incised eyes and mouth, and wearing a headdress that is badly broken away.

    • Object type: figurine
    • Find spot: Teotihuacan
  • figurine

    Register 1968: Slightly prognattic terracotta figurine head, with incised eyes and mouth and a high squared-off headdress with a central and vertical bar. The tip of the nose is broken.

    • Object type: figurine
    • Find spot: Teotihuacan
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    container

    Register 1965: Small calabash container in two parts. Top and bottom have three perforations which correspond in position. The bottom has incised decoration.

    • Object type: container
    • Find spot: Central America; South America
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    sculpture; figure

    Register 1962: Greenish stone with incised lines depicting a barely discernible figure.

    • Object type: sculpture; figure
    • Find spot: Colombia; Brazil
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    figure

    Register 1962: Greenish stone with human figure incised in low relief.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Colombia
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    vessel

    Register 1962: Rim fragment of plain buff ware, with incised decoration on the inside.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Central America; South America
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    vessel

    Register 1954: Pot-sherd, rim fragment, of unpainted incised ware.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Santiago del Estero
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    bowl

    Register 1951: Two black pottery tripod bowls, with incised geometrical ornament. No. 15 has one leg damaged.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Find spot: Costa Rica
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    bowl

    Potter tripod bowl, made of coarse grey ware, with punched and incised ornament, flaring neck (broken) and two lugs for suspension. Of the three feet of the pot, one is missing, the second is broken off short and the third is complete.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Find spot: Hacienda Soroima
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    pendant

    Register 1946: Two stone pendants, flat but incised to represent a rabbit.

    • Object type: pendant
    • Find spot: Taxco
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    vessel

    Register 1943: Pottery vessel with everted neck with incised ornament, the body of the pot is unusual in having four cups on its upper surface.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Mexico
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    figurine

    Register 1942: Stone incised as a figurine.

    • Object type: figurine
    • Find spot: Valley of Mexico
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    vase

    Register 1939: Pottery shoe-shaped vase with ornament in the form of three incised bosses.

    • Object type: vase
    • Find spot: Coquimbo
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Potsherd, rim fragment with incised ornament.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, incised external ornament.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, incised external ornament, rim fragment.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, incised internal lines, everted rim fragment.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, incised ornament with small moulded base.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, incised external ornament, rim fragment.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, incised external ornament, rim fragment.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, horizontal incised ornament, rim fragment.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, incised and impressed ornament, rim fragment.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Sherd made of pottery, incised and impressed ornament, rim fragment.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Guyana
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    vessel

    Register 1937: Potsherd; part of handle with incised ornament.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Panama
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    bowl

    Register 1937: Pottery bowl with incised ornament and frog-like lugs in relief.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Find spot: Panama
  • mould

    Pottery quadrangular mould with a plano-convex shape. The incised design has worn away.

    • Object type: mould
    • Find spot: Santiago Huitzu; Santiago Ahuizotla
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    bowl

    Bowl (incised decoration) made of gourd.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Find spot: South America
  • spoon

    Spoon, carved in white wood stained buff, the flat handle with serrated edges and incised pin-point design. Tiny suspension hole at end of handle.

    • Object type: spoon
    • Production place: Romania
    • Find spot: Transylvania
  • spoon

    Spoon, carved in white wood stained buff, the flat handle with shaped section at centre and incised pin-point design incorporating the letters ION or NOI. Tiny suspension hole at end of handle.

    • Object type: spoon
    • Production place: Romania
    • Find spot: Transylvania
  • walking-stick

    Wooden walking stick, the handle carved in the form of a ram's head ending in a double snake, one snake with knotted body emerging from the mouth of the other, the staff carved with two entwined snakes, one incised with cross-hatched...

    • Object type: walking-stick
    • Production date: 19thC(late)
    • Production place: Bulgaria
    • Find spot: Momchilovtsi
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    dish

    Yellow glazed low-sided square dish with inscised blossoms and tendrils, and with three spur marks inside. Made of pottery. Contained in a blue box. Mark.

    • Object type: dish
    • Production date: 18thC-19thC
    • Production place: Japan
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    vessel

    Sherd. Made of incised and green-brown glazed pottery.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Production date: 13thC-14thC
    • Production place: Seto
    • Find spot: Hyakumi
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    vessel

    Sherd. Made of incised and green-brown glazed pottery.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Production date: 13thC-14thC
    • Production place: Seto
    • Find spot: Hyakumi
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    vessel

    Sherd. Made of incised and green-brown glazed pottery.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Production date: 13thC-14thC
    • Production place: Seto
    • Find spot: Hyakumi
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    tsuba

    Tsuba. Made of incised iron.

    • Object type: tsuba
    • Production date: 16thC
    • Production place: Japan
  • bottle

    Bottle. Dai character. Made of incised pottery.

    • Object type: bottle
    • Production date: 16thC-17thC(early)
    • Production place: Bizen
    • Find spot: Bizen-shi
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    jar

    Ceramic Pottery jar body sherd, unglazed coarse ware with incised and impressed decoration on the exterior.

    • Object type: jar
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    bowl

    Sharp shouldered, pottery bowl, unpainted and ornamented with incised grooves.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Find spot: Kouyunjik
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    vase

    Globular pottery vase with round base and ridged neck; band of incised marks round upper body; reddish colour; broken at the neck.

    • Object type: vase
    • Find spot: Muqayyar
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    jar

    Ceramic Pottery jar body sherd, unglazed coarse ware with incised and impressed decoration on the exterior.

    • Object type: jar
  • artefact

    Incised sandstone fragment; central double lentoid;, in part coterminous;, with fringing diagonal lines at either side in fine incision; on burnt and broken fragment.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Neolithic/Bronze Age
    • Find spot: Rudstone IV
  • artefact

    Incised sandstone fragment; crows foot on flat face in fine incision; on burnt and broken fragment.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Neolithic/Bronze Age
    • Find spot: Rudstone IV
  • artefact

    Incised sandstone fragment; line with adjacent running loops in fine incision; on burnt and broken fragment.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Neolithic/Bronze Age
    • Find spot: Rudstone IV
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    column

    Marble cylindrical drum of column; the drum had formed upper part of a column; nearly obliterated Greek inscription; surrounded by an incised frame.

    • Object type: column
    • Production date: 1stC BC
    • Find spot: Didyma
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    peg

    Part of stone peg with remains of shallow groove incised round top.

    • Object type: peg
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Mesopotamian
    • Find spot: Abu Shahrain
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    peg

    Part of stone peg with shallow groove incised round top.

    • Object type: peg
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Mesopotamian
    • Find spot: Abu Shahrain
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    cylinder

    Small blue glazed composition cylinder with three lines incised round it.

    • Object type: cylinder
    • Find spot: Tell Halaf
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    vessel

    Black stone vessel fragment with incised decoration.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Mesopotamian
    • Find spot: Kouyunjik
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    vessel

    Group of 4 sherds of a hand-made pottery bowl, red polished on both surfaces with two holes under the rim band. The rim band is decorated with incised or simple impressed vertical packed strokes. The body is decorated with a fine combed...

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Nubia
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    vessel

    Group of 43 plus many undersize sherds of hand-made pottery vessels. 5 have an unclear incised or impressed decoration and sand and vegetal tempered fabrics. 38 are undecorated, smoothed, burnished and polished, with mineral, sand and...

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Nubia
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    vessel

    One pottery disk from a hand-made pottery vessel. It is red smoothed on both surfaces with a fine vegetal tempered fabric. Two parallel lines are incised on a side of the upper surface going from the exterior edge to the central hole.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Western Desert
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    vessel

    Group of 4 sherds of hand-made pottery vessels. 2 are worked and have circular edges. The fabric is fine vegetal tempered. 1 is a part of a pottery disk, red smoothed and vegetal tempered. An incised line is going from the exterior edge to...

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Western Desert
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    plaque

    Flat, oblong ivory plaque, with incised concentric circles; repaired.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Find spot: Tell Atchana
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    handle

    Fragment of bone handle with incised decoration and two lines of inscription.

    • Object type: handle
    • Production place: Asia
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    figurine

    Hollowed bone figurine with incised decoration; repaired and incomplete.

    • Object type: figurine
    • Production place: Asia
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    ornament

    A number of fragmentary narrow strips of ivory ornament; incised concentric circles on one side and occasional perforations.

    • Object type: ornament
    • Find spot: Brak
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    artefact

    Part of a circular stone object. From side view it looks like a carved bowl but it is solid with a depression in the centre; incised circles and lines on the upper surface.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Mesopotamian
    • Find spot: Nimrud
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    handle

    Pottery handle fragment; incised.

    • Object type: handle
    • Production place: Asia