Bowl card

Bowl

56.217.6

Currently not on display

A White Painted III type deep bowl, convex to carinated sides, slightly turned out rim. two opposed horizontal loop handles on body below the rim and a conical splaying foot. The clay is orange red and gritty and has lost much of the buff slip. The geometrical decoration is in dark brown and there are two horizontal broad bands at rim and round the middle of the body which create a zone between the two handles. This main zone has a chain of three composite lozenges filled with a hatched design and terminating in a solid triangular tail at either end, framed by verical parallel lines. On the other side of the bowl only part of the decoration survives: a chain of two vertical lozenges in between vertical stripes. Circular bands decorate the interior of the bowl at the central base and the lower part of the body. Part of the same dark band decoration can be seen along the rim of the bowl. The bowl is generally in a poor condition and much of its decoration is lost.