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English: The Samarra bowl (ca. 4000 BC) at on exhibit at the Pergamonmuseum, Berlin.
The bowl was excavated as Samarra by Ernst Herzfeld in the 1911-1914 campaign, and described in a 1930 publication. The design consists of a rim, a circle of eight fish, and four fish swimming towards the center being caught by four birds. As is typical of cultures from this region, the use of a base six numerical system can be seen in the lines surrounding the bowl, so that there are a total of 120 lines, or four quarters with 30 lines each. At the centre is a swastika symbol.
The bowl was broken, part of the rim is missing, and one crack ran right across the central symbol, so that the swastika symbol should be considered a reconstruction.
|Date||circa 4000 BC|
|Camera model||HTC Legend|
|ISO speed rating||100|
|Date and time of data generation||14:58, 5 October 2010|
|Horizontal resolution||72 dpi|
|Vertical resolution||72 dpi|
|Y and C positioning||Centered|
|Date and time of digitizing||14:58, 5 October 2010|
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