Holy Land Terracotta Jug with Handles


A finely moulded Holy Land terracotta jug, featuring a globular body. The vessel has a short, cylindrical neck, with almost vertical walls, expanding outwards towards the globular body which is sat upon a flat base. The jug has a wide mouth with a slightly everted rim. Two delicate, arched handles are attached just below the rim and to the shoulder. A horizontal line, composing of numerous neatly perforated holes enriches the top of the the neck.

Date: Circa 1550-1200 BC.
Condition: Fine condition, signs of earthy encrustation remain visible to the surface


SKU: HL-413 Category: Tags: ,

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 daily purposes.

Weight 462 g
Dimensions W 11.5 x H 12.6 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


Time Period

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