- Museum number
Decorated copper alloy bowl fragment; lightly engraved decoration shows seated figures and a musical procession.
- Production date
- 2200BC-2100BC (?)
Height: 8.50 centimetres
Weight: 70.50 grammes
Width: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- It has also been described as a situla. This object has been attributed a date to ca. 2200 B.C. by Mme. Duchesne-Guillemin (for reference see bibliography). However, an early to mid-second millennium BC date is tentatively suggested on the basis of a pottery parallel found near grave 97 in level III (depth of 7-7.5 m) at Tepe Giyan (cf. Contenau / Ghirshman, 'Tepe Giyan', p.40, pls 3, XV.6 = 37.8), and a bronze parallel from level III (p.34), and cf. pl. 42 middle [border pattern, level V = p.62]. The early-mid second millennium dating was followed when this object was formerly exhibited in the 1995 Ancient Iran gallery.
Part of 1936,0613.130 (BM.128604).
Part of 1936,0613.131.a.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995-2005 17 Nov-6 Dec BM, G52/IRAN/4/14, from official opening
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec BM, G49/IRAN/15
1975-ca 1990 Jul- BM, Iranian Room [IR], wall-case 4, no. 6
Persian Landing [PL], wall-case [WC] 1, second shelf.
Iranian Room [IR], wall-case [WC] 4/2
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The acquisition of this collection was highlighted in the 'Annual Report of the General Progress of the Museums for the year 1936' (BM BM (Natural History) 1937, pp. 10-11) as "A large collection of pottery, terracotta figurines, bronzes, seals and amulets, mainly from Persia, varying in date from before 3000 B.C., and for the most part from known sites; specially selected to illustrate periods not hitherto represented, or inadequately represented, in the collection".
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
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