Clay bowl (00106)

BXM: 000106
Exhibition room: I.2 Secular life

Date: 5th-6th c.

Dimensions (cm): 10 Χ 20 Χ 7,2

Clay bowl with a ring base and hemispherical body.  Its inner and outer surfaces have been decorated with a thin layer of reddish brown slip, which has worn away in places. On the outer surface there are some quite heavily engraved parallel lines, which become less distinct the closer they get to the foot.   The bowl, along with other ceramics, was part of the grave goods in a tomb excavated in Vyronas near Athens.  It is dated to the Early Christian period, most probably the 5th-6th centuries.