- Museum number
Chlorite bowl; green; cylindrical straight-sided with imbricated design carved on the exterior between plain narrow bands at top and bottom, each with a single shallow line incised around the vessel; flat base; smoothed interior with roughly concentric marks on the base and lowest walls deriving from a hand-turned drill with fine diagonal scratches on the walls above from subsequent working; restored from numerous sherds.
- Production date
Diameter: 11.50 - 11.60 centimetres (rim, exterior)
Diameter: 11.20 centimetres (base)
Diameter: 10.20 centimetres (rim, interior)
Height: 9.10 centimetres
Volume: 660 millilitres
- Curator's comments
- See also 1882,0918.a.35 (BM.118275).
See also 1928,1010.428 (BM.121698).
The marks on the interior are not sufficiently regular to indicate the use of a lathe and evidence for such is minimal at best on chlorite vessels of thuis early date from Iran; instead, the use of a lathe to turn stone vessels appears to be much later in Iran and Arabia.
- On display (G56/dc5)
- Exhibition history
2000, Tokyo, 'Indus Valley'
- Restored from sherds
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BM.830 (Provisional number)