Odyssey Online: Near East
This is a wheel-thrown pot.

Think about how difficult it would be to create such an elaborate piece without using the potter's wheel. For example, it would be hard to make such a large pot on top of such a small base! The wheel allowed potters to be more creative in the design of their work.

ODYSSEY HOME NEAR EAST Egypt GREECE ROME

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