- Museum number
Straight sided carved chlorite bowl; heavily incised decoration over the exterior showing repeating "hut-model", horses and geometric patterns; semi-flat base; carved by hand from dark greenish grey chlorite; semi-complete, missing portion filled and coloured.
- Production date
Diameter: 11.40 - 11.85 centimetres (interior rim)
Diameter: 11.80 - 12.20 centimetres (exterior rim)
Diameter: 12 centimetres (base)
Height: 7 centimetres
Volume: 600 millilitres
- Curator's comments
- Belongs to a style distributed from Eastern Iran through the Persian Gulf to Southern Mesopotamia. A very similar chlorite vessel is published as in the Iraq Museum in Baghdad (cf. F. Basmachi, 'Treasures of the Iraq Museum', Baghdad 1975, no. 37, part).
- On display (G52/dc1)
- Exhibition history
G2/76, from 13 Apr-Dec 2006.
G52/IRAN/2/11 (part), from official opening 17/11/95-5/12/2005.
Iranian Room [IR], case 1, no. 23, Jul 1975-ca 1990.
- Semi-complete; missing portion filled and coloured.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number