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Ninevite V Incised Cup


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 13 September 2016
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This pottery cup has a pointed-base and was wheel-made. The surface contains many incised markings typical of Ninevite 5 incised ware. Donated by Hormuzd Rassam. Ninevite 5 period, 2750-2500 BCE. From Nineveh, northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

The period's name, Ninevite 5, came after the 5th level in a deep excavation trench at Nineveh, Northern Mesopotamia, where it belonged to a distinctive culture. This was partly contemporary with the Early Dynastic Period in the south. Ceramic vessels were decorated with either painted or incised designs.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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