Nabatean thin-walled painted pottery bowl



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A fine thin-walled pottery bowl with a rounded base and inverted rim. The inside of the vessel is painted with red foliate patterns arranged around a radial tondo.

The Nabatean culture is most famous for its capital city of Petra in modern Jordan, little remains from the civilisation apart from architectural relics and this particularly fine type of pottery which was unique to the region for a period of only two centuries.

Petra region, Nabatean, 1st Century BC – 1st Century AD

4.6 x 15.5 cms

Poorly repaired from multiple fragments with small areas of associated loss

Ex. private collection, Stourbridge, Midlands, UK; acquired late 20th Century