A Near Eastern finely wheel-made, terracotta open bowl, characteristic of the Early Bronze Age. The vessel features a deep, rounded container, with slightly convex walls rising from a rounded base, narrowing into a gentle carination that resembles a ridge, and extending to a flared rim.
Date: Circa 1550-1200 BC. Period: Late Bronze Age Condition: Fine condition, with minor cracks to rim.
Pottery vessels dated to the Late Bronze Age have been widely excavated across the Holy Land, indicating the close association between terracotta vessels and the proto-urbanised life. During the Late Bronze Age, pottery bowls, with either sharp or gentle carination design, are believed to have imitated the early practices on metal wares. Most of the Bronze Age terracotta bowls from the Holy Land were made for a daily purpose.
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