Holy Land Terracotta Jar

£ 175.00

A terracotta jar from the Holy Land, featuring a pyriform shape, this vessel has a large, bulbous body. It gives way to a thin and slightly flaring rim and one end, whilst the other tapers into a flat base, on top of which the item sits slightly tilted to one side. During this period pottery finishing techniques improved: potters used a remarkable amount of red slip, applied by hand and smoothed with an irregular burnish.

Date: Circa 3rd-1st Millennium BC.
Provenance: Important collection by descent, pre 1998.
Condition: Very fine, a few minor chips to the rim.
Product Code: HLS-16

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 W 10 x H 11 cm

Near East (Western Asiatic)



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