By Stefano Anastasio
Assyrian pottery of the Iron Age is a truly exact subject in close to japanese archaeology: it's largely subtle, regarding the growth of the 1st genuine "empire" in Western Asia, and it really is well-characterized so far as its typology, production and ornament are involved. particularly from the VIII Century BC, the Assyrian coverage of cost within the conquered areas resulted in a capillary profession of lots of the on hand landscapes within the provinces: the result's a large number of excavations with fabrics courting to this era. The Atlas goals to boost a world typology that may be utilized to the entire Assyrian repertory, with the intention to spotlight the most varieties and to outline their specified chronology and diffusion within the a variety of areas conquered by way of Assyrians.
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Assyrian pottery of the Iron Age is a truly precise subject in close to japanese archaeology: it really is extensively subtle, relating to the growth of the 1st actual "empire" in Western Asia, and it's well-characterized so far as its typology, production and ornament are involved. particularly from the VIII Century BC, the Assyrian coverage of cost within the conquered areas resulted in a capillary profession of many of the on hand landscapes within the provinces: the result's a large number of excavations with fabrics courting to this era.
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57, 6) are represented in Assyrian repertories by only a few known exemplars, 82 and offer no real cues for comment or analysis. However, there are a few objects with particular forms and functions that fit within the shape categories of the pottery typology and merit further discussion, specifically the so-called Sikkatu cones (SK_01-02; pl. 35, 6-7), or nails for wall decoration, of which we have examples from as early as the Middle-Assyrian period, and of which Iron Age examples are known in particular from Khursabad.
In any event, they are animal-head drinking cups, also found in metal, 88 the most famous examples of which in the Assyrian repertory are the ones from Khirbat Khattuniyah shown here in pl. 40, 7 and from Nimrud. 89 Examples Type LM_01 Region Region I Region 2 Literature Site Nimrud Oates J. 1959, pl. XXXIX, 104-106. Chronology IA 2/3 Curtis- Reade 1995, fig. 52. IA2 Sharqat Haller 1954, Taf. Sak. IA2 Tall Shuyukh Fawqani Makinson 2005, pl. 27, 179. IA2 81 See Oates J. g. representations on reliefs and seals).