Middle Iron Age Black and Gray Burnished Ware Rim Sherd of BowlMiddle Iron Age
850 BCE - 700 BCE
1 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 5/16 in. (3.7 x 5.6 x 5.9 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2009.14.1239
Other Number(s): Ts.36.352 (Site No.)
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Tarsus
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Prehistoric Anatolian
Collection: Tarsus Excavation
Findspot: Find Spot: Gözlükule, Tarsus, Turkey; Date: Meters:
This object has the following keywords:
- Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
- Assyrian - Refers to the period roughly from the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE, when Assyrian rulers first appeared in northern Mesopotamia and continuing until the fall of their empire in 612 BCE.
- bowls - Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
- burnishing - Making shiny or lustrous by rubbing with a tool that compacts or smooths.
- Middle Iron Age - Refers to a phase of Iron Age culture marked by technological and social developments, including carburized iron or steel.
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
- Hetty Goldman, "Excavations at Gozlu Kule, Tarsus: Volume III, Text," (1963): p.223, no. 764.
- Hetty Goldman, "Excavations at Gozlu Kule, Tarsus: Volume III, Plates," (1963): Figure Number: plate 133, no. 764.
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