Object Place: Middle East, Byzantine
Height x diameter: 8.9 × 20.3 cm (3 1/2 × 8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Red clay, light yellow lead glaze on inside with human headed bird in sgraffito. Oblique sgraffito lines in groups on edge. Outside of rim molded and bands of lighter colored clay? around body. Restored and much mended. This shape bowl is found at Rhages and Sultanabad.
Between 1910 and 1914, excavated at Sardis, under the auspices of the American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, by Harold Wilmerding Bell (b. 1885 - d. 1947), Boston [see note]; 1942, gift of Harold W. Bell to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1942)
NOTE: First lent to the MFA in 1915.
Gift of Harold W. Bell