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MP1403

A Holy Land Terracotta Vessel, from the time of Abraham, ca 3000 BC

  of buff red and brown clay, a thick and deep wide mouthed bowl, the body tapering to a flat base, painted decoration along the top of the opening and throughout the inside of the bowl. Complete with museum accession number on the base. 

For related example see:  Amiran, R.  " Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land" 1969, p. 200 photo 212. 

Background: The Ancient Holy Land produced pottery which, while frequently exceedingly handsome, was generally functional in design and manufacture, as dicatated by the country's econnomic needs in trade and in the home. The country lacked the luxury loving ruling classes and the lavish kingdoms in Babylonia, Assyria, Egypt, Crete, and Cyprus. But it enjoyed a flourishing international trade with them all. Pottery vessels of specific designs were needed throughout the ancient Near East for its principle exports.

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Dimensions:  Height: 3 inches (7.62 cm) , Diameter at widest area:  6 inches (15.24cm) 

Provenance:  Deaccessioned from the Living Torah museum, Brooklyn, with collection number:  70.2.806 on base. 

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