11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF ALAN M. MAY
A SYRIAN ALABASTER FOUR-FOOTED CUP
Circa 6400-5900 B.C.
With inward sloping walls, a slightly flaring rim and rounded base supported on four rounded feet
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) high
with Gawain McKinley, London, 1988.
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For a similar example from Bouqras compare no. 13 in Weiss, ed., Ebla to Damascus, Art and Archeology of Ancient Syria.
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