8 June 2001
A WESTERN ASIATIC CHLORITE VESSEL
Circa 2600-2500 B.C.
On a flat base, of tall, cylindrical form tapering to the flaring rim, the exterior carved in shallow relief with three registers of stylized date palms, the trunk of each with incised cross-hatching, the fronds with incised hatching
11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm) high
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For a vase in the Metropolitan Museum of Art of similar form, with three registers of date palms interspersed with imbrications, see p. 12 in Pittman, Art of the Bronze Age.
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