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Iraqi Antiquities at Risk

Vessels / Containers (large or small)


  Pottery / Ceramics  
 

Often broken or incomplete.
There is a tremendous variety of decoration : plain, painted, inscribed, decorated and/or glazed.

     


  Stone  
 

Sometimes carved in relief or inlaid. One type is made of marble or alabaster and is quite small
(miniature vases).

   


  Metal (bronze, silver, gold)  
 

Plain or decorated.

   


  Glass  
 

Old glass often has a shiny metallic iridescent sheen. It is often decorated with wavy colored patterns.

   


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