8th-7th century B.C.; Mesopotamian, Neo-Assyrian period; Glazed earthenware;
height 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.); Founders Society Purchase, the Bernard and Theresa
Shulman Foundation; 70.643
The use of colorful glazes extended to the ornamentation of ceramic vessels.
Perhaps the most characteristic shape was an ovoid vase with high rimmed neck
and pointed, rounded base, its shoulder defined by a row of pendant petals.