Storage jar


  • Title

    Storage jar

  • Associated place

    Iraq (place of creation)
    Iraq (Hira, mound III) (place of excavation)
  • Date

    8th century AD (AD 701 - 800)
    Abbasid Period (AD 750 - 1258)
    8th century AD (AD 701 - 800)
  • Material and technique

    earthenware, with moulded decoration under a turquoise glaze

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    46 cm (height)
    34 cm max. approx. (diameter)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Talbot Rice, David, ‘The Oxford Excavations at Ḥīra’, Ars Islamica, 1, (1934), fig. 23 on p. 72

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