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    Posted 5 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    This is the strangest "flower pot" I've seen to date. I thought at first it was the bottom half of something, but there is no edge on which to place a lid. Then I thought it was something to cook in, but there is no evidence of that ever having happened. Made of terracotta/earthenware, I think. Measures 9.5 inches across and stands 5 inches high.
    Is it a garden piece? I dunno. Images searches didn't turn up anything.
    Thanks to anyone who knows something!
    I added a close up photo of the surface - maybe it helps.
    Bonnie

    P.S. I heard back from an archaeological museum in Nijmegen - nobody there knows what this is or how old it is. Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, so I thought I'd have a shot at finding out what this bowl is...but, nope! I emailed another Dutch archaeological website, so maybe they know something:

    http://www.rmo.nl/english/collection/permanent/archaeology-the-netherlands (copy/paste)

    P.S.S. > I heard back from the archaeological museum in Utrecht. Nobody has a clue about my pot/bowl.

    *SIGH*

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    Comments

    1. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Just guessing !!! Bird bath, three legged censer or mortar dish? Or just an ornament? :)
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      i vote 3 legged censor! it might be very old!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      ho2 - censor? I never thought of that. Isn't it too big?
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      def not a flower pot! too funny...but what the heck is it? Ok so I had to look it up...ho2 could very well be right...just spelled censer. Or part of one anyway? Good luck on that girl!!! for your sake I hope it is. I thought ho2 was joking!
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      LOL shareurpassion! That is where I found it - among all the flower pots and vases. It look sooooo different from the rest that my inner voice hollered at me to buy it.
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 5 years ago
      I think it's for refried beans, or salsa. :^)
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      LOL bill, I don't think so...I wouldn't want to eat refried beans out of THAT! :<)))))
    8. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hum... human sacrificial blood vessel?
      ;-)
      Very interesting! And as Ho2cultcha, thinking old.
      The enlarged surface is stunning!!!
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      LOL@kyra! I also think it's old. I sent photos to two local museums here in Holland who have items made from earthenware. I hope somebody knows something!
    10. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      @kyra - the entire pot is filled with those colors. Do you think it's paint or just the color of the material used to make it?
    11. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      wah nice!guessing its a tips bowl!!!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      From the artisanal look of the entire piece, and don't think it is "studio" pottery, I think the colors are from deposits or oxydation of some kind...
      Hope you'll get an id from the museums:-)
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      fleafinded - yes, a tips bowl used in Roman times, lol! :<))))))) I sent photos to two local museums to ask if anyone knows how old it is and what it is.
    14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      *fleafinder* ...oops!
    15. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      hahha u finally found the flea bonnie!!
    16. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Yep, I finded the flea!! LMAO!

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