Holy Land Footed Bowl

£ 350.00

A tall Holy Land red burnished ware bowl with pedestal base. From its narrow concave pedestal base, the bowl narrows and then widens to its high shoulders, with its rim slightly turned in. The shape of the bowl is irregular due to it being hand-worked – at this time the pottery wheel had not yet become ubiquitous and was not widely used. Equally spaced around the shoulders are four plain ledge handles and four thumb-indented ledge handles for holding and decoration. The period is characterised by red burnished and grey burnished wares, which were rarely painted.


Date: Circa 3rd-1st Millennium BC
Condition: Very fine, with chipping to the rim and base, accretions over the whole and a stress crack running horizontally along the lower body of the bowl.
Product Code: HLS-04

The Holy Land was the first region to enter the Bronze Age, which began with the rise of the Mesopotamian civilization of Sumer in the mid-4th millennium BC. The Bronze Age period covered an entire millennium. One of the major discoveries about the period is the link between the Early Bronze Age and the First Dynasty of Egypt, which is based on the presence of Canaanite vessels among the funerary offerings in the royal tombs of the First Dynasty. These vessels have become one of the cornerstones in the chronology of the Near East in the Early Bronze period. Numerous other types of vessels are known from this area.

To discover more about pottery from this region, please visit our relevant post: Holy Land Pottery.

Dimensions W 17 x H 11 cm



Near East (Western Asiatic)

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