Column

B15887.3

Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Al 'Ubaid

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B15887.3
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
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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