Late Halaf Pottery Bowl

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 06 September 2017
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This pottery bowl was handmade and decorated with geometric designs in dark glossy paint. Potters of the Halaf Period produced some of the finest handmade pottery known from the ancient word. Halaf vessels are fired at high temperatures and painted with detailed patterns. Late Halaf Period, 5600-5200 BCE. From Tell Arpachiyah, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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