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Object Number:B15887.1
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Al 'Ubaid
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Wood
Shell
Bitumen
Stone
Height: 172.9 cm
Outside Diameter:29.7 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Al'Ubaid, Iraq, 1924
Other Number:TO.431 - Field No SF

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus.. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 86View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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