Pottery Aramaic incantation bowl: flat-based bowl with simple rounded rim; wheel-thrown with a string-cut base. Reddish fabric. Inscribed on the interior in black ink, with the lines separated by rulings and divided into three unequal sectors radiating from the centre but creating the appearance of spirals. The clients in this brief decorative inscription are Sargis son of Sherah and the lady Sah. The centre of the bowl is circumscribed with a hatched line, drawn in the same ink, enclosing the central field which bears a radiating design with six arms, each ending in a dotted circle resembling an eye. A standing demon is depicted in the right field, wearing a long belted dress or tunic, with diminutive stubby arms, large pointed ears and a chain or snake attached to its left shoulder.

An00453796 001 l

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