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Bowl

Sardis
Byzantine
975–1250


Object Place: Middle East, Byzantine

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.9 × 20.3 cm (3 1/2 × 8 in.)

Accession Number

42.51

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pottery

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Harold W. Bell