Holy Land Terracotta Bowl

GBP 495.00

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Object Description

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

Object Condition

Fine, signs of aging to the surface and minor chips to the rim.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:28.5 x H:16 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565

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