Pottery tumbler among many Syrian exhibits at Louvre Museum

Damascus, SANA – The Louvre Museum in Paris contains a plenty of unique Syrian archeological artifacts distinguished for their historical period back in time, manufacture substances and manual dexterity.

Expert Mahmoud al-Sayyed of the Directorate of Antiquities and Museums spoke to SANA of a pottery tumbler as one of the Syrian exhibits showcased at the Louver.

He explained the tumbler’s structure details, saying it has a round bottom base and is conically shaped getting wider toward the top with an embossed beautiful face for a woman sculptured on it.

The neck was colored in pale blue color, while the central part of the tumbler had a dark maroon color. The face however was white, with the eyes, eyebrows and hair tufts colored in black.

The pottery tumbler, al-Sayyed noted, was discovered in grave no. six in Minet el-Beida site, the main harbor of Ugarit Kingdom, and dates back to the modern Bronze Age. It is displayed in a section allocated for oriental antiquities.

Manar al-Frieh/Haifa Said

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