Glazed jar 4, Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE. 2nd C BCE3D Model
Green glazed vessels such as this vase with ornamental handles were imported from Southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). The lower parts of the handles sometimes end in knobs, or hands / paws. They were popular in SE-Arabia (UAE and Oman). Several of were deposited as burial goods in tombs at Mleiha (Sharjah, UAE). Dated from the 2nd C BCE to the 1st C CE. Examples in Overlaet (2018:18, Figure 6, Cat 6), and Córdoba (2016:119, Figure 143). This vessel was discovered in 2017 in a tomb close to the tomb of Amud (excavation nr. ML17/FG.P.045). Its original green glaze changed into a beige to gold color.
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B. Overlaet 2018. Mleiha, An Arab Kingdom on the Caravan Trails (Brussels 30.10-30.12.2018). Sharjah: Sharjah Archaeology Authority.