bowl with four main compartments and a central compartment.
Discovered during 1989 in locus 221006. The bowl is 17 cm. in
diameter and stands 6.5 cm. tall. Thickness along the rim is 1.2
glazed pottery vessels (a carafe and bowl) were found a storage
and food preparation area within the elite house.
size and quality of construction of the house, as well as its
location, would indicate that it was an elite residence of
either Tuneinir¼s governor or its wealthiest family. Artifacts
found in associated with this house include 12th and 13th
century copper coins minted in Aleppo, Mayafarakin, and Sinjar.
glass sherd on the left is from Tell Tuneinir. The design of the
fish would have made them appear to swim when the beaker was
filled with wine. Body sherds decorated with similar design are
found in the Benaki Museum and the Egyptian Islamic Museum. On
the right, is an intact beaker with fish design, attributed to
the glassworks in Aleppo
of the hooded saucer lamps found at Tuneinir are glazed.
Unglazed lamps of this style have previously not been identified
in either the Ayyubid or Abbasid loci at Tuneinir. It resembles
the blue glazed hooded saucer lamps of the Ayyubid Period, but
it is smaller and more delicately crafted.
cup discovered in locus 204039. It is decorated with a band of
combed lines along the side of the body. The small, slashed
glaze bowl was found in the same locus as the unglazed cup.
Artuqid coin from locus 760001. Obverse shows a seated ruler of
Mardin with Kufic Arabic legend Al Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan.
Mint date is given as AH 628 = AD 1230.
red ware cooking pot discovered in locus 747018 by Patrick
Berger. The lower half of the vessel is ribbed.
Green bottle neck with fluted design discovered in locus 788003
by Jim Reardon. This specimen resembles an Ayyubid Period glass
example (vessel 15) from Qars al-Hayr
camel bell found by Chip Clatto in locus