{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 177255, "URL" : "https://triarte.brynmawr.edu/Objects-1/info/177255", "Disp_Access_No" : "2009.14.1049", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "11th century BCE - 7th century BCE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1100 BCE", "_Disp_End_Date" : "601 BCE", "Disp_Title" : "Iron Age Imported Cypriote Plain White Kitchen Ware Body and Base Sherd of Mortar", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "unknown Cypriot", "Sort_Artist" : "unknown Cypriot", "Disp_Dimen" : "2 1/8 x 3 7/16 x 2 5/8 in. (5.4 x 8.7 x 6.7 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "2 1/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "3 7/16 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Clay", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Clay", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Part of lower wall. Exterior "ribbed." Flat base. Clay smeared by hand over wheel marks at edge of bottom. Exterior and bottom, yellow-white thick slip; interior wet-slipped; pink to orange. This is quite certainly a non-Tarsian "imported white" mortar. Practically identical mortar in Antioch, from Al Mina. Similar white mortars occur in the Persian period at Tell Qasile 6, Megiddo 1, Athlit, and Gezer. Dr. Alexandra Villing, Curator at the British Museum, looked at this object on April 4th 2011 and said: it is a fragment of a mortarium, a vessel used for grinding spices and softer foods such as porridge or for dehusking small amounts of soaked grain. It would have been used for household, not industrial tasks. The Tarsus publication dates this fragment to the 11th century BCE in the Early Iron Age. Villing, however, believes that a 7th century BCE date is more likely. The fragment is the pink version of imported Cypriot mortaria. The original diameter of the vessel was approximately 14cm.", "Dedication" : "Tarsus Archives, gift of Hetty Goldman, Class of 1903", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Cypriote", "Creation_Place2" : "Cyprus", "Department" : "Archaeology", "Obj_Name" : "sherd", "Period" : "Iron Age", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://triarte.brynmawr.edu/Media/images/2009.14.1049_BMC_f_2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://triarte.brynmawr.edu/Media/Thumbnails/2009.14.1049_BMC_f_2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://triarte.brynmawr.edu/Media/Previews/2009.14.1049_BMC_f_2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2009.14.1049_BMC_f_2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "55066", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }