Large Canaanite Chocolate-On-White Ware Jug

£ 2,000.00

A finely modelled Holy Land sand-coloured ware jug from the Bronze Age period, more specifically from the Canaanite period. The vessel features a round foot leading to an ovoid body, a cylindrical neck and a flaring rim. One applied handle extends from the neck to the shoulder. The jug’s body and rim display a geometrical decoration comprising triangular patterns and parallel lines, rendered in brown pigment.

Date: Circa 3rd-1st Millennium BC
Provenance: From the Rihani family collection.
Condition: Very fine. Surface worn, crazing to the paint, minor chipping to the body and mouth, otherwise intact.


Product Code: HLS-05
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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 Age 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 H 31 cm

Chocolate-on-White Ware


Near East (Western Asiatic)

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