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Image of Geometric Vase in the Form of a Pomegranate 1285

1915.15

Artist

Unknown Artist

Title

Geometric Vase in the Form of a Pomegranate

Creation Date

800 BCE - 700 BCE

Century

8th century BC

Dimensions

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

Object Type

ceramic

Creation Place

Ancient Mediterranean, Greek

Medium and Support

terracotta

Credit Line

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

Copyright

Public Domain

Accession Number

1915.15
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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