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Such jars are largely documented all throughout the Near Eastern world. Our example is simply globular, but nevertheless very elegant.
This small jar is more elaborate in shape than most other contemporary stone vessels. The perfectly globular body stands on its own despite the absence of base.
This jars is in the shape of a drop; the regular, rounded profile of the body is only interrupted in the upper part by a sharp, thick ridge on the neck.
This hemispherical vessel is provided, near the lip, with a horizontal, perfectly cylindrical spout. It is simply decorated.
Among the most common forms of Near Eastern pottery, the bowl without handles is presented here in a particular version, with a conical shape.
A conical bowl, with a perfectly flat circular bottom that provides a good balance to the vessel.
Carved from a block of pink limestone, this large bowl with a rounded profile has a slightly asymmetrical shape and an irregular edge, nevertheless highlighted by a band with a thicker relief.
Perfectly hemispherical and without lip, this bowl is supported by a small circular base in very low relief that does not provide a good balance.
Hammered from a single sheet of silver, this phiale is outstanding both for its quality and for its weight. All decorations were carried out in repoussé work.
A semi-spherical bowl, very regular in shape and without a base, which was core-formed and decorated with lathe-cut grooves, just below the lip and around the base.
This core-formed bowl is simply decorated with lathe-cut grooves just below the lip. The base is slightly concave.
This vessel, whose shape is as simple as it is elegant, was carved from a beautiful block of granite with black and white mottling.
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