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fumigant jar

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    92421

  • Description

    Pottery fumigant jar with rounded base and body, and tall neck; vestigial rib at the shoulder/neck junction marking the junction of the wheel-thrown neck and the coil-built body; incised cuneiform inscription around the central portion of the body; yellow clay with heavy organic temper.

  • Date

    • 6thC BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 14.5 centimetres
    • Height: 17.5 centimetres (as restored)
    • Diameter: 10.7 centimetres (restored diameter of rim)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        body
      • Inscription Transliteration

        qu5-taru sha2 MASH2.ZU
      • Inscription Translation

        Incense of the he-goat
  • Bibliography

    • Walker 1980b p.86 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G1/wp71/sh4

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    Enlightenment gallery, from Nov 2003.

    1997 Jul-31 Dec, BM exhibition: "Pottery in the Making", Museum of Mankind.

  • Condition

    Fair; neck restored in 1997.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1876

  • Acquisition notes

    The register entry states that some of the Egibbi tablets are said to have been found in this object.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    92421

  • Registration number

    1876,1117.2388

Pottery fumigant jar; semi-complete, missing part of rim and upper neck; grey with paler surfaces and organic temper; horizontal cuneiform inscription around the centre of the body, with an additional single sign to the left; simple rounded rim; rounded base; shallow incised groove around the shoulder/neck junction marking the junction of the coiled body and wheel-thrown neck.

Group of Objects

Pottery fumigant jar; semi-complete, missing part of rim and upper neck; grey with paler surfaces and organic temper; horizontal cuneiform inscription around the centre of the body, with an additional single sign to the left; simple rounded rim; rounded base; shallow incised groove around the shoulder/neck junction marking the junction of the coiled body and wheel-thrown neck.

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