Holy Land Terracotta Polychromic Bowl

£ 175.00

A finely sculpted, delicate Holy Land terracotta bowl, featuring a gently tapering body. The vessel has sloping walls that extend outwards, gently rising from a prominent ring base and then subtly incorporated into a carinated shoulder. The bowl features a wide mouth, with a slightly inverted rim. Three horizontal incised lines run across the body, parts now faded over time, echoing the horizontal band painted in black pigment across the top of the bowl.

Date: Circa 3rd-1st Millennium BC
Condition: Fine condition, the original pigments remain largely visible to the surface, minor chips around the rim


SKU: HL-415 Category: Tag:

Pottery vessels dated to the Late Bronze Age have been widely excavated across the Holy Land, indicating the close association between terracotta vessels and the proto-urbanised life. During the Late Bronze Age, pottery bowls, with either sharp or gentle carination design, are believed to have imitated the early practices on metal wares.  Most of the Bronze Age terracotta bowls from the Holy Land were made for a daily purpose.


Weight 147.7 g
Dimensions W 10.8 x H 5.2 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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