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Title: Funerary Objects from a Sasanian Burial Jar on the Bushehr Peninsula
Author(s): FARJAMIRAD, Mahdokht
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 51    Date: 2016   
Pages: 301-311
DOI: 10.2143/IA.51.0.3117837

Abstract :
The discovery of Sasanian funerary remains on the Bushehr Peninsula was largely owing to the enthusiasm of the official British residents for ancient antiquities of Iran throughout the nineteenth century. Their antiquarian explorations resulted in the discovery of many burial jars which, according to their accounts, were mainly filled with disarticulated human bones and sand but which never contained any mortuary gifts. This paper discusses an exceptional case. In the early twentieth century a funerary jar containing a few objects was accidentally found by Lady Violet Dickson, the spouse of a British Political Agent in Persian Gulf. These objects are mostly diagnostic of the late Sasanian period and they offer us with a more precise chronology of this form of jar burial tradition on the Bushehr Peninsula.

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