Chlorite Bowl from Ur

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 February 2018

Vessels of soft stone, including chlorite or steatite, came from Iran and they demonstrate the extensive trade network of the cities of Southern Mesopotamia during this period. This green chlorite vessel is straight-sided and has an imbricated design carved on the exterior. It was found in grave PG407 at the Royal Cemetry of Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Early Dynastic Period, 2600-2400 BCE. Part of objects allotted to the British Museum from Ur excavation season 1927-1928. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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