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Tray Fragment


From: Iraq | Nippur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B2532
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iraq | Nippur
Section Near Eastern
Materials Terracotta

CBS Register: Fragment of a quadrangular and very elaborately ornamented terracotta tray with claw feet

PBS XVI: Niknakku, brazier or incense burner. Massive clay cube on four feet with a hollow in the upper half. The faces are decorated with geometrical patterns, straight, crossed lines and dots, probably in imitation of metal work. Triangular holes are cut in, but not entirely pierced through, for the practical purpose of cooling the brazier or averting a crack. A crenellated edge is probably useful to support spoons, pincers, or pliers put on the red charcoal. Modelled by hand, with small round feet.

Credit Line Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I,1889
Other Number PBS XVI: 359 - Other Number

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