Exquisite Nabataean Egg-Shell Bowl with Decoration

GBP 950.00

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Object Description

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

Object History

Ex. S.M collection, London 1948-2000.

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 1977.234.12

Object Condition

Very fine, earthly encrustation to the outside. the piece has been repaired.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:4 centimeters
  • diameter
    17 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+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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