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necklace

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    127814

  • Description

    Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells and one label shaped dark grey limestone pendant.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6000BC-5000BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 5.8 centimetres (of largest obsidian bead)
    • Width: 3.78 centimetres (of largest obsid)
  • Curator's comments

    Present stringing corresponds to the arrangement observed during excavation.
    Red pigment was said to be visible on the cowrie shells during excavation but none is identifiable now.

  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1976 p.35 bibliographic details
    • Mallowan M E L & Rose J C 1935a p.97, pl. XI.a bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G56/dc1

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1934

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    127814

  • Registration number

    1934,0210.547

  • Additional IDs

    • A.909 (excavation number)
Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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