Delicate Nabataean Egg-Shell Bowl with Floral Pattern

GBP 1,400.00

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Object Description

A beautiful Nabataean red terracotta bowl, featuring a flat foot, and a large, circular folded rim. The centre of the bowl is decorated with a floral pattern enclosed by a hexagon and 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

Object Condition

Condition: Very fine condition, with original pigment visible to the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:14 x centimeters

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By appointment only.

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+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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