- Museum number
Copper alloy bowl; shallow with omphalos base; decorated on the interior with a rosette in the centre, surrounded by a border of concentric lines and edging of a scallop-shell like motif; decorated on the outside with horizontal pattern of vertical incisions.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 17 centimetres
Height: 3 centimetres
Weight: 323.50 grammes
Weight: 324 grammes
Volume: 220 millilitres (carination)
Volume: 420 millilitres (rim)
- Curator's comments
- The form of the vessel with the carinated profile and the rosette decoration would suggest an Achaemenid date of 5th-4th century BC; the scallop shell design very unusual for the period.
The relatively heavy weight suggests that the vessel may have been cast rather than hammered (which was the norm).
DSR report indicates an unusually high amount of tin (15-20%).
Comparanda: Vanmoekerke 1991a, 75, pl.35: 3.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
G52/IRAN/7/18, from official opening 17/11/95-Aug 2005.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number