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ID number:  BIRRC-X0797
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Archaeology Collection
Title / Object name:  One-handled cup
Object type:  Ceramic
Culture:  Mesopotamian
Materials:  Clay
Measurements:  9.18 x 8.05 cm
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Six holes below the slightly flaring rim, a one-handled cup with slender foot. Broad piece of clay attached to body to form a crude handle. Wide base. Coarse ware, dark reddish yellow-brown fabric with many inclusions: white and grey stone particles, surface very rough. Very dark grey stones (rough) and mica inclusions. Made to imitate a metal vessel. Colour: 7.5YR 4/2 (brown-dark brown), 7.5YR N3 (very dark grey), fabric (at break) 7.5YR 5/4 (brown). Un-numbered. Rim damaged in areas, a large area of base is also totally lost.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Label inside reads: 'Jar for incense from shrine in church of the Apocalypse-Island of Patrap (?) - huilt (?) over cave where St John is thought to have lived [during] his exile ... April 1903'

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