Decorated Ivory Bowl – momma mia!

The decorations on the ivory bowl that started appearing during the conservation (see here), are only getting more exciting! Today, I visited the conservation lab at the HU Givat Ram campus, to see what Gali had worked on till now, and lo and behold, was surprised to see the inside of the bowl with a beautiful incised compass-like decoration! Notice as well the wavy decoration along the rim, the holes bored into the rim which were probably intended to secure a lid, and the small bar handle on the rim on the left side of the picture!

What can I say – simply fantastic – and I think there still might be some more cleaning – and maybe more “stuff” will pop up!!!

Here’s a peek at the inside:

inside of bowl small

This is SO COOL!


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