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Object Number:29-102-285
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Period: Byzantine
Early Arabic
Date Made: 300-1100
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 1100
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Bird
Animal
Vine
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:2057 - Field No SF

Description

Reddish brown ware; nozzle blackened by use; double ring base; small vertical knob handle; pointed nozzle with molded decoration forming the channel, the decoration is of two mounds of dots flanking a circle with lines and dots in it and all of this is underneath a rabbit; the body of the vessel bears molded decoration in the form of a vine forming medallions in which are animal and bird figures and bunches of grapes. Under the vine decoration is a band of little vertical lines which follow along with the bottom edge of the top to the middle of the nozzle where the line curves up to meet the nozzle. The space in front of the nozzle created by this band has a peacock in it (one on each side of the nozzle).

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