Jar with Three Inscribed Bands in Cursive Script

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This heavily restored jar illustrates the practice of bringing together an assortment of fragments—easily found at Raqqa’s archaeological site—to reconstruct a single, more valuable object. Most of the fragments here originally belonged to the same vessel, but others did not; the latter were filed and glued to fill the gaps. Extensive overpainting, now cleaned away, covered the seams.

Jar with Three Inscribed Bands in Cursive Script, Stonepaste; underglaze- and luster-painted, transparent colorless-greenish glaze

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