Syria / Bowl / late 8th millennium B.C.Syria
late 8th millennium B.C.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Name-CRT: Syria
Title: Bowl
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 0
Creation Date: late 8th millennium B.C.
Creation Place: Syria
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Alabaster (calcite)
Dimensions: D. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Description: Using only stone and sand to shape and polish objects, Neolithic stoneworking reached extraordinary levels of sophistication. Artisans carved the stone so that natural veins in the rock followed the shape of the finished product. The largest excavated assemblage of Neolithic stone vessels comes from the site of Bouqras, on the Euphrates River.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1985.356.19
Credit Line: Gift of Sheldon and Barbara Breitbart, 1985
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Neolithic period
AMICA ID: MMA_.1985.356.19
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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