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Jar

Jar Lid

Object Number:30-47-56
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: South Arabia
Date Made: 3rd century BCE - 1st century CE
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Alabaster
Height: 19.5 cm
Length: 18 cm
Width: 13 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Quill Jones, 1930

Description

a: Alabaster jar tapering above like a shell. Two blind handles in form of lions' heads. Ridge round the mouth. Note: for descriptive purposes, accession number is in the front with handles perpendicular to the viewer.

b: Alabaster lid. Circular. Flat below with a central projection. Convex above. The handle is a crouched lion with short body and massive triangular head. Note: for descriptive purposes, lion’s head faces right, at 3:00.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1961 - 31 Dec 1961) View Objects in Exhibition
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Jung, Michael, and D'Amore, Paola, and Antonini de Maigret, Sabina. 26 Sep 2015. Searching for the Queen of Sheba.. Rome. Contemporanea Progetti. pg. 127 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 97View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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