- Museum number
Crucible with a loose fragment that comprises part of the rim which refits on the oposite side of the depression on the rim that forms a spout. Round body and thicke walls. Dark grey colour with red patches.
- Production date
Diameter: 113.43 - 121.98 millimetres (External)
Height: 48.25 millimetres
Length: 15.64 millimetres (Fragment)
Weight: 385.60 grammes
Thickness: 10.25 (Fragment)
Thickness: 17.46 millimetres (Walls)
Width: 12.17 millimetres (Fragment)
Width: 14.44 millimetres (Opening in the rim)
- Curator's comments
- A large number of objects from El Argar were found either inside the walled structures or amongst the associated debris without any further details being given by the excavators. The British Museum collection has several objects from this context. The objects found by the Siret brothers and classified as “outside the graves” included stone artefacts such as chisels, stone bracelets, beads, querns, hammers and wrist-guards (1889,0704.89-105,108-112,128-131); objects made from ivory and bone (1889,0704.113-120,125-127,133); marine shells and beads (1889,0704.106,107,121-124); terracotta objects, pottery vessels (1889,0704.139-142); copper alloy utensils such as arrowheads, daggers and knifes (1889,0704.133-138)and also artefacts classified as crucibles (1889,0704.132).
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number