A Holy Land bowl. The vessel has a wide, slightly out-turned rim with carinated sides, decorated on the shoulders with a corded raised band and four vestigial pierced lugs (one missing). Standing on a flat base.
Early Bronze age Palestine: Circa 3000-2500 BC.
Complete and intact with fine fabric and light accretions; a very small chip to edge of rim. Very Fine condition.
Diameter at rim 24 cms (9.45 ins).
A good exhibition of such pottery can be seen at the Musée des Beaux Arts, Brussels.
Fine pottery of the Near Eastern Bronze Age was developed during the earliest of civilisations which flourished in the barren Bible lands. The peoples of the Early Bronze Age who built the first cities produced pottery, which was beautifully and simply crafted.
Large Early Bronze Age Decorated Holy Land bowl
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