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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1931.147
Title
Shouldered Beaker from the fire chamber of kiln W3 at Nuzi, Stratum VII
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1500 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Nuzi (Mesopotamia)
Period
Mitannian period
Culture
Hurrian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/292042
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.8 cm (3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in.)
Provenance
Excavated from Yorghan Tepe, Iraq; Original Field Catalogue #29.11.29 (November 1929, object 29)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (1929-1930)
Accession Year
1931
Object Number
1931.147
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Light-colored shouldered beaker with narrow foot. Small rounded body and long tapered neck. Slightly flared rim, which was partially restored in 1998 at the Fogg Art Museum. The bright, clean appearance suggests short-term use.
Exhibition History

Nuzi and the Hurrians, Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, Cambridge, 04/01/1998 - 05/01/2008

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