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Object Number:85-48-87
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur (uncertain)
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Obsidian
Quartzite
Lapis Lazuli
Stone
Glass
Garnet (uncertain)
Amethyst
Agate
Jasper
Amber
Hematite
Limestone
Coral
Shell
Paste
Sandstone
Carnelian
Basalt
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900

Description

Assorted beads and stones; 1 calcite/ alabaster; 1 obsidian; 2 quartzite; 6 lapis; 8 glass; 2 garnet?; 12 amrthyst; 5 soapstone/serpentine; 7 agate; 8 jasper; 25 amber; 3 fossiliferous limestone; 2 quartz; 1 hematite; 1 coral; 4 shell; 1 paste; 1 sandstone; 8 carnelian; 6 basalt. -16 bags labeled with the above information, but the counts are different: Bag 1: Iron Ore (count 1); Bag 2: quarzite (count 2); Bag 3: garnet (fragments); Bag 4: agate (count 4); Bag 5: soapstone/serpentine (count 5); Bag 6: carnelian (count 9); Bag 7: amber (count 15, and fragments); Bag 8: basalt (count 5); Bag 9: fossiliferous limestone (count 3); Bag 10: quartz (count 3); Bag 11: lapis (count 7); Bag 12: coral (count 1); Bag 13: jasper (count 9); Bag 14: obsidian (count 1); Bag 15: amethyst (count 12); Bag 16: glass (count 11)


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