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  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet, and J. Moon and J.N. Postgate: Graves 1-99. Abu Salabikh Excavations Vol. 2. London: British School of Archaeology in Iraq, Pl. XXXI g.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM80616


excavation number: AbS1228


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 3.7; diam.: 0.85

material: limestone

date: (ca. 2700 BC)

description:
The surface is worn and cracked; one end is broken off. In shape essentially cylindrical, but curved along its length. There is a 'weave pattern' with pairs of diagonal lines in each direction interwoven with horizontal lines. The pattern is divided into two bands by a central pair of unbroken horizontal lines, flanked by another each side which disappears and re-emerges with the pattern of the weave.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:32
created: April 27, 2004
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