Pyxis Lid


From: Iran | Hasanlu

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 65-31-472
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iran | Hasanlu
Archaeology Area BBII
Period Hasanlu Period IV
Date Made 1000-800 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Ivory
Technique Incised
Iconography Tree

Small fragment of a round flat pyxis lid; ivory; both surfaces decorated with incised decoration; one surface edged with stylized flower pattern with stylized tree motif below; other side has inter-twined geometric motif; outer edge decorated with guilloche; there is a slot through the thickness, rectangular in shape for dowel to hold tow pieces of ivory together; dowel pegged from surface with tree motif.

Muscarella Publication: "A squared corner fragment of a box or handle. On one side is an incised scroll pattern, on the other an incised tree over a twelve-petaled rosette band of the same type as no. 248; a dowel hole exists above the tree and a slot passes through the width."

Credit Line The Hasanlu Project; Robert H. Dyson Jr., 1964

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