Exhibitions/ Art Object

Storage Vessel with Applied Decoration

Date:
8th century
Geography:
Made in Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Cream ware, red paint
Dimensions:
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Jordan Archaeological Museum, Amman (J. 4982)
Not on view
This uniquely decorated storage jar must have held something of significance to its owner. Hand-painted curves in red join functional and decorative handles and medallions with stylized faces. Two other medallions display reliefs of a female figure similar to those on coins and mosaics.