HOLY LAND JUG
Measurements: 19 cm – height, 17 cm – width
Description: A Holy Land jug set on a low ring foot with a squat, globular body and a long vertical handle that begins at the widest part of the body and ends on the wide neck just below the everted rim. This is a very common thick walled jug-form used to store oils. During this period pottery finishing techniques improved: potters used a remarkable amount of red slip, applied by hand and smoothed with an irregular burnish.
Reference: Amiran, R., 1969, Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land, pl. 89 nos. 13 & 14.
Albright, W. F., 1932, ‘The Excavation of Tell Beit Mirsim I’, in Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research vol. 12, pl. 58 no. 3, pl. 57 no. 14.
Period: Iron Age, 1200 – 800 BC
Condition: Very fine, with chipping to the rim and foot and accretions over the whole. On the rim above the handle a small vertical strip of the pottery is missing - occurred in manufacture of the vessel.