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By Ann Searight,Julian Reade,Irving Finkel

This catalogue makes to be had greater than six hundred whole or fragmentary stone vessels saved within the British Museum. such a lot of them have been excavated at Nineveh and different significant websites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are provided right here for the 1st time. they vary in date from prehistory right down to the Persian and Hellenistic classes; the majority belong within the 8th and 7th centuries, whilst the close to East less than Assyrian rule grew more and more cosmopolitan. the gathering comprises luxurious goods made for palaces and temples, usually bearing royal inscriptions, in addition to many perfume-jars, mortars and different vessels for sensible use. contains vast info on fabric tradition, artwork, expertise, monetary relationships, and social and non secular practices, and should be utilized by historians, archaeologists, philologists and anthropologists alike.

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