Zev Radovan

From Tell Mevorakh

This lovely rounded bowl was found in the excavations at Tell Mevorakh. The bowl is an import from Megara in Greece. Its glaze, shape, ware, and size—as well as its position within the tell—identify it as a second century B.C. Hellenistic vessel. Outlines of either heads or masks encircle the upper zone of the bowl, and a series of rosettes attached to oval shields decorate the middle zone. Between the highly unusual naturalistic palm trees and flower stems of the lower zone, is a winged child representing Eros, the god of love.