Flat handled Terracotta Bowl. Tokra Libya
Banding of dark and light terracotta with vertical banding around the upper lip of this bowl certainly shows a Greek influence. Most likely from circa 600-500 BC.
Tokra (Tukra) is a small town in eastern Libya (about 70 km east of Benghazi). Tokra was considered one of the five cities of the Greek Pentapolis and an important export city.
Acquired and uncovered from 1963 through 1969 throughout Northern Africa, Libya specifically near Benghazi and Tokra.
Personally examined by a U.S. state museum director. He has assured me that this item is indeed original and not a reproduction or facsimile.
Good condition. One small area of clay blemish.