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Object Number:
B15887
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Al 'Ubaid
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Wood
Shell
Bitumen
Stone
Description:
CBS Register: TO.430. 2nd drum of Column A. Inlay of mosaic in bitumen (limestone, shell, mother of pearl)

Card: Mosaic column consisting of 5 drums (4 restored; 1 fragmentary). Wood core; bitumen coating; pink limestone, black shale and white shell / mother of pearl traingular and diamond shaped tesserae. copper wire for attaching tesserae to bitumen.
Sections of column formerly catalogued as B15896 and B15897, before restoration.
Height:
172.9
Outside Diameter:
29.7
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Al'Ubaid, Iraq
Other Number:
TO.431   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. : Page/Fig./Plate: 86
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