A beautiful Nabataean red terracotta bowl, featuring a flat foot, and a large, circular folded rim. The centre of the bowl is decorated with patterns of palmettes and triangles, embellished with dots of dark pigment. The bright orange colour of the terracotta, as seen on this example, is characteristic of Nabataean pottery and is caused by the high level of iron in the clay. The walls of the bowls are extremely thin, reminescent of the tradition of Nabataean eggshell wares. This terracotta was probably produced soon after the conquest of the region by the Romans and used in a private context.
Date: Circa 1st-2nd century AD