Fragments of a beaker

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Late Assyrian
9th–7th century B.C.


Findspot: Syria, Tell Fakhariyah, Floor 7 of Sounding I

Dimensions

Height x diameter (of base): 98 x 70 cm (38 9/16 x 27 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.92a-d

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

Findspot Information: Soundings at Tell Fakhariyah, From Floor 7 of Sounding I

Credit Line

Gift of the Marriner Memorial Syrian Expedition