bowl (food service)

Elaborately carved wooden bowl cut from a single plank. The central bowl is shallow and oval shaped with a scroll work motif encircling it. To either side of this is a human figure in profile with knee and elbow connected, with hand holding staff that rests on the foot. it is likely that this was a pigment bowl.

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