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Carinated bronze bowl: with a flared rim; hammered with a group of five engraved lines running around the outside of the rim.
- Production date
Diameter: 13.20 centimetres
Height: 4.50 centimetres
Weight: 145 grammes
Volume: 210 millilitres (carination)
Volume: 400 millilitres (maximum)
- Curator's comments
- The distinctive carinated shape of this and related bowls identifies them as Assyrian, as bowls of this shape are shown on the Assyrian reliefs and were manufactured in large quantities in pottery. About six bronze bowls of comparable type were found in the Room of the Bronzes, and Mallowan found a fine example in a grave in Room DD in the North-West Palace (Mallowan 1966: I, fig. 59). The bowls are mostly plain, but several have an incised flower pattern or rosette in the centre surrounded by concentric circles. All have incised lines on the outside of the rim.
M. E. L. Mallowan, ‘Nimrud and its Remains’ vol. 1 (London, 1966).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013 - 2014 22 June - 6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, 'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'
2013: 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2012: 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
2008-2009 21 Sept-4 Jan, Boston, MFA, 'Art and Empire'
2007 2 Apr-30 Sept, Alicante, MARQ Museum, 'Art and Empire'
2006 1 Jul-7 Oct, Shanghai Museum, 'Art and Empire'
- Acquisition notes
- Discovered and brought to Britain in 1848 or 1851.
- Middle East
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