University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 30-12-186
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Locus: Early Dynastic III, c. 2500 (Royal Cemetery)
Period: Early Dynastic III
Date Made: c. 2500 BC
Early Date: -2700
Late Date: -2300
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 23cm
Outside Diameter:16cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1930
Other NumberB17905 - Old Museum Number


7th expedition. UE II Clay vessel type 106, Pl. 257
CBS Register: no field number. clay bottle. Neck and shoulder painted black. Incised comb marks on body.
UE II p. 388 Woolley remarks type as foreign to Ur tradition. A hard brown biscuity ware with thin walls deeply grooved or ridged. The Tabular Analysis shows that this type came from four of the Royal Tombs: 1054, 1236, 1631, 1648. None of these vessels were given field numbers, but our example undoubtedly is one of these.

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