Column

B15887.2

Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Al 'Ubaid

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B15887.2
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Al 'Ubaid
Section Near Eastern
Materials Wood | Shell | Bitumen | Stone
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.

Height 172.9 cm
Length 0 cm
Width 0 cm
Depth 0 cm
Thickness 0 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 | P269946 - CDLI Number

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