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Bowl
50 CE-800 CE

Medium
glass
Measurements
7.0 × 6.9 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Syria / Italy
Accession Number
3942-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Dark (cobalt) blue body with a plain rim, knocked off and ground down, convex sides and a flat base slightly concave below. Decorated with horizontal grooves, one broad one below the rim and at the maximum diameter a broad groove flanked by two narrow ones. Below this are two narrow grooves near the base. The lower sets are symmetrically placed at intervals of 2.0 cm. The bowl is blown but no pontil mark and the decoration is cut with a wheel.