You're all probably aware of my occasional series, "Who needs an osteologist?" where I show images with poorly laid-out skeletons because no one thought to consult an osteologist or even the internet. Well, while watching last night's Bones, I realized there's a need for a new series, "Who needs a classicist?"
According to Brennan, this is a Mesopotamian "sacrificial basin" from 3000 BC:
Yeah, no. This looks like an Attic red-figure lekanis to me (dating to about 400-300 BC). It's definitely not Mesopotamian and not 5000 years old. Here's an example of what Uruk-period pottery from Mesopotamia looked like:
|Ceramic bowls from Hacinebi|