Descriptions of items from Arpachiyah

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 ItemCodeArtefactDescription
AP-001AP-001Triangular orange baked clay pendant seal; profile is wedge shaped with the top thicker than the bottom; pierced at the top; incised geometric cross-hatched design with dots in the bottom left and right corners. Seal is complete.
AP-002AP-002Oval mottled green stone pendant seal; Profile is wedge shaped with the reverse slightly curved; pierced at the top; incised geometric design with a central cross and other incisions roughly aligned with the centre of the artefact. Face of the seal is slightly broken.
AP-003AP-003Rounded triangular dark green stone pendant seal; profile is wedge shaped with a rapid thinning from the top; pierced at the top; incised geometric design with a central framed unit of square and triangular cross-hatching flanked by incised lines aligned with a central line. Seal body is chipped with concretions on the face.
AP-004AP-004Sub-oval/triangular dark green stone pendant seal; profile is rounded; pierced at the top; incised geometric design with a central framed unit of square and triangular cross-hatching flanked by incised lines aligned with a central line. Suspension loop is broken.
AP-005AP-005Triangular red with dark green mottling stone pendant seal; profile is wedged shaped, thicker at the top; incised geometric design with a central framed unit of square and triangular cross-hatching flanked by incised lines aligned with a central line. Seal is complete.
AP-006AP-006Trapezoid cream stone pendant seal; profile is rectangular; incised geometric design had 5 deep vertical lines at roughly regular intervals, the spaces between the lines have diamond cross-hatching. Condition is complete.
AP-007AP-007Roughly pear shaped with an elongated suspension loop; dark green with lighter green mottling stone pendant seal; reverse of seal is incised with lines that resemble a shell; profile is wedge shaped; incised geometric design has square cross-hatching inter-cut with large diagonal cross-hatching. Condition is complete.
AP-008AP-008'House' shaped black stone amulet; object has a gabled roof with tapered edges above an elongated handle ending in a suspension loop. Condition is good but there is slight damage to the end of the object. This 'house' shaped amulet is exceptionally unusual but matches the apparent appearance of Halaf buildings based on images found at Tell al'Ubaid and Domuztepe.
AP-009AP-009Roughly oval very dark green stone pendant seal; profile is wedge shaped but tapers only close to the bottom of the seal; pierced inline with the body of the seal at the top; incised geometric design has 2 horizontal lines intersected with regular diagonals surrounded by incised lines roughly aligned with the centre of the seal. Condition is generally good but there is some slight chipping at the top.
AP-010AP-010Artefact is circular with a smooth protusion at the top for the suspension loop; green stone pendant seal; profile is torpedo-shaped; design appears unfinished with only a couple of apparently random incised lines. Suspension loop is broken.
AP-011AP-011Pear shaped black (v-dark green) stone pendant seal; profile is wedge shaped; incised geometric design has two dots in the middle of the seal with a series of incised lines, some roughly aligned with the dots, others more random. Condition is complete
AP-012AP-012Rounded triangular black (v-dark green) pendant seal; profile is wedge shaped with a slightly rounded top; incised geometric design has a central horizontal line with a series of incised lines aligned towards the centre of the seal. Condition is complete.
AP-013AP-013'Shield' shaped black pendant seal; profile is torpedo shaped; design has been deliberately defaced with 2-3 mm removed from the face, what remains suggests a square cross-hatched pattern. Condition is otherwise good.
AP-014AP-014Pear shaped black pendant seal; profile is bulbous and wider at the bottom than the top; incised geometric design has an off-centre cross surrounded by aligned diagonal lines forming squares. Two unaligned small lines are also found at the top of the seal. Condition is complete.
AP-015AP-015Circular with protruding suspension loop; yellow/Red/Brown stone pendant seal; profile is torpedo shaped; incised geometric design has a central cross surrounded by aligned diagonal lines forming squares (very similar to AP-014) and also has random short lines in the top of the seal. Condition is complete.
AP-016AP-016Roughly circular with protruding suspension loop; brown/green stone pendant seal; profile is torpedo shaped; incised geometric design has a central star (*) shape surrounded by aligned diagonal lines forming squares (see AP-015 and 014). Condition is complete.
AP-017AP-017Oval black with white mottled stone pendant seal; profile is torpedo shaped; incised geometric design has two vertical incised lines and two roughly horizontal lines as well as a random assortment of other incised lines. Condition is complete.
AP-018AP-018Irregular black stone amulet; amulet appears to be bird shaped but this is likely a result of the damage to the body of the object as opposed to deliberate; incised geometric design is rough triangular cross-hatching (sort of similar to AP-017); Considerable damage to one side of the amulet, impossible to tell extent.
AP-019AP-019Oval cream coloured stamp seal; profile is triangular; incised geometric design is roughly leaf-shaped. Suspension loop is broken.
AP-020AP-020V-shaped white pendant seal; suspension loop is aligned with design of seal and profile is essentially flat; incised geometric design has a series of essentially random largely short incised lines. Condition is complete.
AP-021AP-021Triangular (lotus-shaped?) black stone pendant seal; profile is flat; incised design has a pair of vertical lines aligned with the point of the triangle with a group of horizontal lines framed by the vertical ones.
AP-022AP-022Sickle (U-shaped) black stone pendant seal; profile is flat and suspension loop is aligned with the seal body; incised geometric design has a lot of incised lines covering the entire surface with no obvious patterning.
AP-023AP-023Sickle/U-shaped black stone pendant seal; top edge/side has incised teeth and pierced at the top; incised geometric design is a series of V shaped with vertical lines in the Vs. Seal is complete.
AP-024AP-024Unfinished green pendant seal; Unpierced, although a platform prepared for piercing exists; No design. Seal is complete.
AP-025AP-025Brown stone pendant seal shaped like a bull's hoof (?).
AP-026AP-026This object is not from Arpachiyah, instead it is from a site about 2 km from Arpachiyah called Gogjeli. It is included here within Arpachiyah for ease of use and no information is available on the site of Gogjeli. Black boar's or bull's head stone pendant seal; pierced through the ears; incised geometric design has a central line with 4 crosses and lots of aligned diagonal lines.
AP-027AP-027Duck shaped black stone amulet; pierced through the body of the amulet.
AP-028AP-028Black duck shaped amulet pierced through the middle of the body; very flat.
AP-029AP-029Black stone amulet; has two 'wings' separated by a deep incised line with a piercing at the top, looks like there might have been another piercing at the bottom but it has broken.
AP-030AP-030'Double-Ax' shaped amulet with a tubular middle through which it is pierced; no design. Chipping.
AP-031AP-031Black stone Amulet; divided into four sections by a cross, top section is smallest and pierced; left and right sections are triangular and broken at the bottom, bottom section complete.
AP-032AP-032Circular black stamp seal with high rounded back; small perforated handle; incised geometric design has a deep central cross with rough incised lines in the quadrants roughly aligned with each other. Seal is complete.
AP-033AP-033Perfect circular black button-shaped stone stamp seal; reverse is very smooth with signs of wear on the suspension loop; uncarved. Seal is complete.
AP-034AP-034Baked clay bead; long and flat with strange markings on one side; lots of pressed vs and larger triangular areas, lots of concretion.
AP-035AP-035Circular black stone stamp seal; reverse is thin with a central eyelet; design is triangular cross-hatching. Seal face is broken
AP-036AP-036Circular black stone stamp seal; back is rounded and the perforated handle has been broken off with two later holes drilled part-way through the seal; incised geometric design is a mixture of square and circular cross-hatching. Seal reverse is badly damaged.
AP-037AP-037roughly circular black stone stamp seal; face and reverse are badly broken with only half the handle and 2/3 of the face remaining; design has a central circle with a cross centred on it, surrounded by roughly aligned square cross-hatching.
AP-038AP-038Circular pink stone stamp seal; back is slightly rounded with a large suspension loop; incised geometric cross-hatched design. Object is complete.
AP-039AP-039Circular yellow stone stamp seal with thick domed reverse which was drilled down to form the eyelet; incised geometric design has a series of lines crossing the seal with diagonals connecting some of them, possible unfinished. Seal is largely complete, slight chip on face.
AP-040AP-040Rectangular with rounded corners; cream stone stamp seal; reverse is very flat but the suspension loop broke and the seal was re-drilled through the centre; incised design has a large square cross-hatching and a series of roughly aligned diagonals.
AP-041AP-041circular yellow stone stamp seal; rounded reverse with large handle; seal design is badly broken square cross-hatching, many of the squares have broken off.
AP-042AP-042roughly rectangular orange clay stamp seal; reverse is thick with a small unperforated handle; design is crude with a deep central vertical line crossed by smalled horizontal lines at semi-regular intervals.
AP-043AP-043Oval grey clay seal with pronounced rounded back and face; linear markings radiate from the centre to the edge of the seal regularly. complete
AP-044AP-044Rectangular clay with rounded back stamp seal; perforated handle on the reverse; design is very strange. See picture.
AP-045AP-045Circular black stone stamp seal with small handle; face is broken and part of the back; Design is very unusual and made up from lots of short incisions aligned to form a central cross and framing line round the rim of the seal; the quadrants are deeply cut out.
AP-046AP-046Baked clay bead; long and tubular with strange markings on one side; lots of pressed vs and larger triangular areas, lots of concretion.
AP-047AP-047
AP-048AP-048
AP-049AP-049
AP-050AP-050
AP-051AP-051
AP-052AP-052Maybe a seal? Linear markings on both sides.
AP-053AP-053
AP-054AP-054Looks like an Iron Cross.
AP-055AP-055
AP-056AP-056
AP-057AP-057
AP-058AP-058
AP-059AP-059
AP-060AP-060
AP-061AP-061
AP-062AP-062
AP-063AP-063
AP-064AP-064perforated oddly, apparently an obsidian disk
AP-065AP-065
AP-066AP-066Interesting
AP-067AP-067
AP-068AP-068
AP-069AP-069
AP-070AP-070
AP-071AP-071
AP-072AP-072
AP-073AP-073
AP-074AP-074Perhaps a sealing
AP-075AP-075
AP-076AP-076
AP-077AP-077
AP-078AP-078
AP-079AP-079
AP-080AP-080
AP-081AP-081
AP-082AP-082
AP-083AP-083
AP-084AP-084
AP-085AP-085
AP-086AP-086
AP-087AP-087
AP-088AP-088
AP-089AP-089
AP-090AP-090Described as a "Dark greenish grey mottled marble. Square. Amulet. No photo exists and the artefact is located in the Iraq museum. Impossible to therefore assign to a period or classification.
AP-091AP-091
AP-092AP-092
AP-093AP-093
AP-094AP-094
AP-095AP-095
AP-096AP-096
AP-097AP-097Unfinished?
AP-098AP-098
AP-099AP-099
AP-100AP-100
AP-101AP-101Described as a black stone barrel bead with a while paste infilling. No pictures exist or anything useful.
AP-102AP-102
AP-103AP-103
AP-104AP-104Black Steatite Duck
AP-105AP-105
AP-106AP-106
AP-107AP-107
AP-108AP-108
AP-109AP-109Lozenge shaped with a foot
AP-110AP-110Black duck shaped amulet pierced through the middle of the body; very flat.
AP-111AP-111Black duck shaped amulet pierced through the middle of the body; very flat.
AP-112AP-112
AP-113AP-113
AP-114AP-114
AP-115AP-115Pictures very unclear onto the characteristics of the artefact. Described as a flattened conoid bead and possible a spindle whorl head. Not that interesting I reckon.
AP-116AP-116
AP-117AP-117
AP-118AP-118Described as 'Quatrefoil with roll handle. Linear markings on underside.' No image of the design so hard to classify, geometricy I guess.
AP-119AP-119
AP-120AP-120
AP-121AP-121
AP-122AP-122multiple objects
AP-123AP-123
AP-124AP-124
AP-125AP-125
AP-126AP-126
AP-127AP-127Baked clay bead; long and tubular with strange markings on one side; lots of pressed vs and larger triangular areas.
AP-128AP-128
AP-129AP-129
AP-130AP-130
AP-131AP-131
AP-132AP-132
AP-133AP-133
AP-134AP-134
AP-135AP-135
AP-136AP-136
AP-137AP-137
AP-138AP-138
AP-139AP-139
AP-140AP-140
AP-141AP-141
AP-142AP-142
AP-143AP-143
AP-144AP-144
AP-145AP-145
AP-146AP-146
AP-147AP-147
AP-148AP-148
AP-149AP-149
AP-150AP-150
AP-151AP-151
AP-152AP-152
AP-153AP-153
AP-154AP-154
AP-155AP-155
AP-156AP-156
AP-157AP-157
AP-158AP-158
AP-159AP-159
AP-160AP-160
AP-161AP-161
AP-162AP-162
AP-163AP-163
AP-164AP-164
AP-165AP-165
AP-166AP-166
AP-167AP-167
AP-168AP-168
AP-169AP-169
AP-170AP-170
AP-171AP-171
AP-172AP-172
AP-173AP-173
AP-174AP-174
AP-175AP-175
AP-176AP-176
AP-177AP-177
AP-178AP-178
AP-179AP-179
AP-180AP-180
AP-181AP-181
AP-182AP-182
AP-183AP-183
AP-184AP-184
AP-185AP-185
AP-186AP-186
AP-187AP-187
AP-188AP-188
AP-189AP-189
AP-190AP-190
AP-191AP-191
AP-192AP-192
AP-193AP-193
AP-194AP-194
AP-195AP-195
AP-196AP-196
AP-197AP-197
AP-198AP-198