Uruk Beveled Rim Bowl FragmentUruk
3300 BCE - 3200 BCE
3 7/16 in. x 4 3/16 in. x 9/16 in. (8.7 cm x 10.6 cm x 1.4 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Excavation of Helene Kantor
This object has the following keywords:
- bowls - Rounded, cuplike, hollow parts of objects, such as the body of a stemmed vessel or the part of a pipe in which tobacco is burned.
- bowls - Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
- Mesopotamian glyptic styles - Glyptic styles belonging to Mesopotamian cultures.
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- Uruk - Refers to the Protoliterate period from about 4000 to 2900 BCE, in southern Mesopotamia, named after the site of Uruk. During this period developments such as the invention of writing and cylinder seals, the emergence of large cities, the establishment of widespread trade, and the appearance of monumental public buildings occurred.
- vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
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