A Mesopotamian, Uruk, bowl made from green faience, decorated with pierced lug handles to the sides and segmented with a ‘lotus flower’ effect in black pigmentation.
Uruk, one of the first ancient cities, was situated in Sumer, which later became Babylonia. Along with the Ancient Egyptians and the Indus Valley, Sumer was on of the earliest known civilizations. It is believed that the legendary king Gilgamesh ruled sometime between 2800 and 2500 BC.
Date: 2nd millennium BC