An extremely fine Nabataean bright red terracotta egg-shell bowl, featuring a flaring body with a circular, folded rim. The inside of the dish displays palmettes alternating with triangles and dots. The side of the dish is unadorned. The bright orange colour of the terracotta, as seen on this fine example, is characteristic of Nabataean pottery and it is caused by the high level of iron in the clay. This terracotta dish 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