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Pottery Plate

Second half of the 2nd millennium BC

According to archaeological excavations, the import of pottery was little in the first half of the 2nd millennium BC, while in the second half, the period known as the New Bronze Age, the people of Bilad al-Sham imported pottery was extensively imported from the Cypriot and Mycenaean region into Bilad al-Sham. Locally found Cypriot and Mycenaean pottery include craters, jars, plates, jugs and others.

This item is a plate of Mycenaean pottery. It is painted with double bands of red and brown along the rim and the centre. A loosely drawn pair of fish occupies the expanse of the plate, appearing to circle around each other, while a stylized vegetal motif decorates the centre.

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