Fragments of a beaker
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
9th–7th century B.C.
Findspot: Syria, Tell Fakhariyah, Floor 7 of Sounding I
Height x diameter (of base): 98 x 70 cm (38 9/16 x 27 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The color is light orange. There is small grit, straw tempering, and some white inclusions. The exterior has a cream to pink slip. There is vertical burnish that was done before painting. Horizontal bands and “branch” designs decorate the beaker in chalky to orange-brown paint. The paint is thick and crackled in spots. It is broken into several fragments.
Findspot Information: Soundings at Tell Fakhariyah, From Floor 7 of Sounding I
Gift of the Marriner Memorial Syrian Expedition