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Eastern Chou Grey pottery stem bowl 4th-3rd c. BC China

Eastern Chou Grey pottery stem bowl 4th-3rd c. BC China

Black finished Eathenware bowl on stem(tou) Lung-shan Culture, Shantung Ht:14.7cm 3rd-2nd mill.BC. china

Black finished Eathenware bowl on stem(tou) Lung-shan Culture, Shantung Ht:14.7cm 3rd-2nd mill.BC. china

Tall Stem Bowl | Thailand (Ban Chiang) | The Met

Tall Stem Bowl | Thailand (Ban Chiang) | The Met

A slip decorated goblet from Tepe Hissar in Iran c.3000BC. In this early example of Iranian pottery decoration the stylistic characteristics were already established. But the new development shown here is that the bowl has a stem. Each part was made separately on a turntable and then stuck together. The pottery goblet (or stem bowl) begins to appear in Western Asia as the turntable or pottery wheel came into use.

A slip decorated goblet from Tepe Hissar in Iran c.3000BC. In this early example of Iranian pottery decoration the stylistic characteristics were already established. But the new development shown here is that the bowl has a stem. Each part was made separately on a turntable and then stuck together. The pottery goblet (or stem bowl) begins to appear in Western Asia as the turntable or pottery wheel came into use.

Five-Stemmed Vase, Yue Kiln, Eastern Han Dynasty, 25-220 AD. Southern Song Imperial Kiln Museum, Hangzhou.

Five-Stemmed Vase, Yue Kiln, Eastern Han Dynasty, 25-220 AD. Southern Song Imperial Kiln Museum, Hangzhou.

Clay figurine of Aphrodite.  The statue probably stems from Myrina in Asia Minor, a town that like Tanagra was famous for its terracotta. 2nd century BCE

Clay figurine of Aphrodite. The statue probably stems from Myrina in Asia Minor, a town that like Tanagra was famous for its terracotta. 2nd century BCE

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