Fine stone vessel made of Soapstone / Steatite with the dot in circle motif and very prominently the herringbone pattern of broken lines (asymmetric) These vases are carved out of a big piece of stone, so no pottery! These type of pots were manufactured in Oman and also exported to Mesopotamia. They were used for holding burial gifts or storage: e.g. oil, concentrated fluids and honey. Burial places can also have the shape of beehives. Famous burial place were many of these vases were found is in Baht. Height 6,5 cm.By the middle of the the second millennium the Herring bone pattern of broken lines was the successor of the dot in circle design of the previous vase.
Softstone Vessel with herringbone design