A finely potted red terracotta Nabatean cup featuring a conical body with outward-flared sides and a flat everted rim. The vessel’s thin walls are adorned with ornamental motifs painted in a dark red slip. A dotted motif pattern features underneath the rim and progresses downwards to the sides, where spiralling tendrils and foliage are arranged vertically to form a rich decorative design. To the inside, the cup displays spiral marks showing how the clay was moulded during the production process. The vessel sits on a short out-splayed foot.
Date: Circa AD 1st – 2nd Century