An Ancient Holy Land pink burnished terracotta bowl of a large size. The vessel features a flared foot and an ovoid shape. The well levigated surface has been left undecorated, with the exception of simple braided motives running underneath the rim.
The Holy Land was the first region to enter the Bronze Age, which began with the rise of the Mesopotamian civilisation of Sumer in the mid-fourth millennium BC. The shape of the bowl is irregular due to it being hand-worked – at this time the pottery wheel had not yet become ubiquitous and was not widely used. The Early Bronze Age/Late Chalcolithic Period is characterised by red burnished and grey burnished wares, which were rarely painted.
Date: 3100 – 2900 BC
Period: Early Bronze Age/Late Chalcolithic Period