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Wilkinson, T. J., and D. J. Tucker. "Pottery Jar." British Museum. Web. 8 Sept. 2009.
Where and when was your ceramic object created?
This was created in Mesopotamia, at Nineveh. It was created in the late prehistoric period, between 3000 and 2500 BC
Describe the physical appearance of your object. (Think size, shape, color, pattern, texture, etc.)
This bowl is fairly round, and is about 10cm wide and 7cm high, which is about the size of a cut-off softball. It is tan, with two lines going around the diameter, one at the middle and one at the top, with vertical straight lines and one “X” running between the rings.
Describe the method of construction of this object and what brings you to this conclusion.
(Is it pinch, coil, slab, wheel thrown, or a combination?)
I think this was either thrown or VERY carefully coiled to achieve the symmetrical perfection. It looks like there are tell-tale thrown lines on the interior.
Describe how the surface treated.
(Is it glazed, unglazed, texture added, decorative elements attached, pattern pressed in, etc.?)
This looks unglazed, with marks dug in by a sharp tool.
What is the function of this object?
(Please write how you know this or what causes you to guess the function.)
I would guess it was for cooking or holding food, given the need for such an object.
In regards to the form and/or decoration, compare this object to something you see or use today.
Describe how the two objects relate.
This form reminds me of a carved coconut I have, The coconut is hollowed out, and has intricate geometric carvings on the outside. The designs are more simple on this pot, but similar in their geometric quality.