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By Ann Searight,Julian Reade,Irving Finkel

This catalogue makes to be had greater than six hundred entire or fragmentary stone vessels stored 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 offered right here for the 1st time. they vary in date from prehistory right down to the Persian and Hellenistic sessions; the majority belong within the 8th and 7th centuries, whilst the close to East below Assyrian rule grew more and more cosmopolitan. the gathering comprises luxurious goods made for palaces and temples, frequently bearing royal inscriptions, along with many perfume-jars, mortars and different vessels for sensible use. contains large info on fabric tradition, artwork, know-how, fiscal relationships, and social and spiritual practices, and should be utilized by historians, archaeologists, philologists and anthropologists alike.

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