Date: ca. 5600–5000 B.C.
Geography: From Syria, Tell Halaf (ancient Guzana)
Dimensions: 3.23 in. (8.2 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Colt Archaeological Institute Inc. Gift, 1983
Accession Number: 1983.407
This bowl has been pieced together from seventeen shards. Approximately half of the rim is preserved with the exterior and inner side decorated with brown paint on a buff background typical of pottery belonging to the Halaf culture. A lozenge pattern with central dots decorates the exterior and lozenges and striations adorn the inner rim. Halaf pottery is remarkable for the quality of its production and, as a result, often survives at sites dating to this period.