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Near Eastern art
7th – 6th century B.C.
H: 8.2 cm
Complete and in excellent condition, except for some splinters and some cracks; glued fragments (lip).
Such jars are largely documented all throughout the Near Eastern world. Our example is simply globular, but nevertheless very elegant.
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.
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