About this object

Bowl with flat base and vertical sides reconstructed from plaster with four original pottery sherds. Pinkish buff colour with reddish brown striped decoration sometimes referred to as a "simplified bucrania" design, typical of the late Tell Halaf style. The excavator noted the four sherds were found in trench Z (period III) at Sakje Geuzi. The sherds were restored as a complete bowl for display within the "Aegean & Hittite Gallery" between 1931 and 1941. The gallery was destroyed during the wartime bombing of Liverpool in May 1941.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Hittite Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Western Asia: Turkey: Sakje Geuzi
  • Date made
    1200 BC - 1000 BC
  • Materials
    Plaster; Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Prof Garstang
  • Place collected
    Asia: Western Asia: Turkey: Sakje Geuzi
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    90.9 mm x 9.9 mm x 128 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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