Nabataean Red Terracotta Cup with Floral Decorations

GBP 600.00

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Object Description

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

Object History

From an important collection of Near Eastern pottery formed by a gentleman, deceased, before 1988; passed by descent to his family in London and Geneva.

Object Condition

Fine condition, some earthy encrustations remain on the surface.

Object Details

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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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