Beautiful 300-100BC Roman Pottery Bowl Discovered/Dug in Israel
The photos cannot do justice to this artifact. It is painted terra cotta and very well made. The designs in dark pigment seem to be random shapes rather than with any historical/religious meaning. At one point, now faded, the bowl had a uniform dark painted rim around the bowl. It is in outstanding condition with one small chip that you can see at about 12:00 on the rim. While we don't know a great deal from the estate that brought us this and a couple of other items, we compared it to a virtually identical bowl that was dated and authenticated. It's a wonderful display piece whether you collect antiquities or not. The shipping charge includes excessive packaging to ensure it travels safely, plus appropriate insurance. The price is rather dramatically below what you would expect to pay in a gallery or elsewhere.