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Brass divination bowl, with inscriptions set within medallions in a band around the sides and base in the interior. Raised boss in the centre. The outer surface is decorated with a band of cartouches containing images of animals, birds, fish, one human figure and an inscription. This band is bordered by bands of inscriptions.


divination bowl

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  divination bowl
object name (local):  bronze divining bowl(?)
object name:  divination bowl

Iran, West Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Iran 
Additional culture information
maker or user:  Persian 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: bronze (overall)
overall: 133.35 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 133.35 mm

donor:  Wellcome Trust  Undefined - 1982-01-05

Related subjects
maker or user: Persian
object name: divination bowls

Record created 2000-01-22 by JPUNNETT
Record last updated 2017-11-07 by FKERLOGUE

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