- Museum number
Lightly burnished greyware pottery bowl: with nine plain pushed out lobes; flared rim; small flat base delineated by a shallow incised line surrounded by a pair of shallow concentric incised lines; restored from sherds with partial infilling.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 5.30 centimetres (inner concentric incised line on the underside)
Diameter: 6.50 centimetres (outer concentric incised line on the underside)
Diameter: 11 centimetres
Height: 6 centimetres
Weight: 131 grammes
Volume: 290 millilitres (filled)
- Curator's comments
- The form and decoration imitate contemporary lobed or embossed metalwares. This imitation also extends to the concentric incised lines on the underside which do not serve a decorative purpose, nor do they reflect the manufacture of the vessel, but instead appear to be embedded in the potter's desire to imitate closely a metal prototype.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug, BM, G52/IRAN/7/9, from official opening
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/7/16
1975-ca 1990, Jul-, BM, Iranian Room [IR] case ?, no. 16
- Restored from sherds with partial infilling
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Excavation/small finds number: PAS 62 276 (excavation number)