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Geometric Vase in the Form of a Pomegranate



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1915.15
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Artist

Unknown Artist

Title

Geometric Vase in the Form of a Pomegranate

Creation Date

800 BCE - 700 BCE

Medium & Support

terracotta

Dimensions

1/16 in. x 1/16 in. (0.1 cm. x 0.09 cm.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926

Accession Number

1915.15

Copyright

Public Domain

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This pomegranate-shaped artifact likely came from a funerary context. The vase’s shape is formed from a hollow clay shell, covered with painted geometric and figural decoration. Images of pomegranates, a symbol of fertility, frequently appear in ancient art, clothing, and jewelry throughout the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean.
 


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