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Further links between Ancient Sind, Sumer and elsewhere

  • Ernest Mackay
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During my leave to England in the spring of 1930, I revisited Iraq to acquaint myself further with the objects on view in the Baghdad Museum. As a result of excavations since I left that country the museum had acquired a large increase of material that I was not familiar with before, and I am now able to add to the links between the cultures of the Indus Valley and of Sumer which I have already pointed out in Mohenjo-dam and the Indus CiviZization,' to be published almost immediately.

On plate 146,fig. 43, of that book there is reproduced a red carnelian bead, bearing a somewhat elaborate design in white, that was found in the uppermost levels of the vs area. Several almost exactly similar beads found by Woolley in the early graves at Ur are now in the Baghdad Museum. The slight difference between the two designs, in that there are concentric circles on this first found Indian bead of the type in place of the single circles on the specimens from Ur, is negligible in face of the general similarity ; and especially in view of the fact that another of these beads has since been discovered at Mohenjo-daro with single circles, so that the design is identical with that on the beads from Ur (fig. 2).

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1 Edited by SirMarshall, John (Probsthain, 41 Great Russell street, W.C.I). In the numerous references to plates in this book the abbreviation M-D is used.

2 Mr Horace Beck prefers to call them ‘etched carnelian’.

3 Sumerian Palace and A Cemetery at Kish : Field Museum, Chicago, pl. 60, f. 55.

4 M-D, pl. 146, f. 44.

5 Sumerian Palace, pl. 60, f. 62. The white portions of the bead are represented in black.

6 Sumerian Palace, pl. 60, f. 54.

7 M-D, pl. 152, f. 14 ; 155, f. 48,49 ; 158, f. 10.

8 Archaeologia, 1929, 79, 144

9 Museum Journal (Univ. of Penn.), xx, nos. 3-4, pl. v

10 Sumerian Palace, pl. 60, f. 39-40. Also p. 186.

11 M-D, pl. 149,f. 1-3; 151, f. b.

12 Illustrated London News, 21 February, 1931, p. 296.

13 Mém. Dél. en Perse. t. XX, p. 113, f. 19 (6-9).

14 M-D, pl. 136, f. 3.

15 Sumerian Palace, pl. 39, group 3, f. 4.

16 M-D, pl. 153, f. 7-10.

17 I could not see one side of this die in the case in which it is kept in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

18 Objects of Daily Use’, pl. 49.

19 Hall and Woolley, Excavations at Ur, I, 211. (T.O. 403).

20 M-D, pl.153, f. 40, 41.

21 Sumerian Palace, p. 206 ; pl. 44, f.2.

22 M-D,pl. 152, f. 16,top.

23 M-D, pl. 148, A, f. 13.

24 de Morgan, J. ; La Préhistoire Orientale, t. II, p. 266, fig. 293.

25 Herzfeld, Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, V, 16, 17, etc.

26 M-D, Pl. 114, f. 507-15.

27 M-D, pl . 83, f. 20.

28 M-D, pl. 156, f. 26-29.

29 M-D, PI. 149.

30 M-D, pl. 84, f. 3-18.

31 Sumerian Palace, pl. 54, f. 36.

32 M-D, pl. 96, f. 5, 6.

33 Museum Journal, Philadelphia, 19, 1, p. 16.

34 M-D, pl. 96, f. I.

35 Sumerian Palace, pl. 47, f. 10.

36 M-D, pl. 153, f. 17-18.

37 King, , Sumer and Akkad, pp. 128–9.

38 Hall and Woolley, Ur Excavations, I, pl. 33.

39 Mém. Dél. en Perse, t . 7, pl. 25, f. 1, 2.

40 Crooke, , Folklore of Northern India, 2, 246.

41 M-D, pl. 98, f. 1-4.

42 Mem. Arch. Surv. Ind. no. 41.

43 Antiquaries Journal, vol. x, pl. 48, f. a-d. See also Ur Excavations (al’ubaid), pl. 48. (T.O. 405).

44 Mém. Dél. en Perse, t. XIII, p. 37, f. 129.

45 Sumerian Palace, pl. 45.

46 Rapport sur les Fouilles de Kish’, Journal Asiatique, 1929, f. 4.

47 Contenau, Manuel, p. 178, f. 107. A complete specimen of one of these ‘granny’ jars has lately been found at Susa. ANTIQUITY, Sept. 1931, pl. IX.

48 M-D, pl. 130, f. 35.

49 Antiquaries Journal, x, 339. It would seem to be of the Jemdet Nasr period.

50 Ancient Egypt, 1922, 18, f.40. See also Clarke and Engelbach, Ancient Egyptian Masonry, 204.

51 M-D, pl. 118, f. 5 .

52 Petrie, Buttons and Design Scarabs, pl. 8, f. 129-30.

53 Ancient Egypt, 1928, 6869.

54 Prehistoric Egypt, 48.

55 Antiquaries Journal, x, pl. 41 a.

56 Sumerian Palace, pl. 46, f. 3.

57 M-D, Pl. 153, f. 24.

58 M-D, pl. 91, f. 9, 10.

59 Man, March 1926, pl. C, f. I .

60 M-D, pl. 159, f. I, 2.

61 Antiquaries Journal, X, 331 and 339.

62 M-D, pl. 86, f. I, 22 ; pl. 140, f. 18.

63 I am given to understand that it was bought by the museum.

64 J.R.A.S., 1925, p. 697.

65 For a parallel, note the antiquarian tastes of Nabonidus and his daughter: Woolley, , Antiquaries Journal, Oct. 1925, p. 384.

66 The Sumerians, p .46.

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