Terracotta Bowl from Holy Land

£ 325.00

An Ancient Holy Land red burnished terracotta bowl of a large size. The vessel features a flared foot, an ovoid shape, and four applied ledge handles. The well levigated surface has been left undecorated, with the exception of a simple motive of incised dots running around the rim.

Date: 3100 - 2900 BC
Period: Early Bronze Age/Late Chalcolithic Period
Condition: Fine, signs of aging to the surface and minor chips to the rim.


SKU: FP-142 Category:

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.


Weight 2000 g
Dimensions W 25 x H 13 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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