A horizontal band of decoration divides the body of this deep strainer into two parts. Above, the surface is smooth, while rows of tiny holes are punched into the lower part of the bowl. Such sieves would have been used for decanting wine.
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.
Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 51, no. 56; p. 60, fig. 89.