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 a sharp or gentle carination design, were believed to have imitated the early practices on metal wares. Most of the Bronze Age terracotta bowls/jugs from the Holy Land were made for daily purposes. These vessels have become one of the cornerstones in the chronology of the Near East in the Early Bronze period. Numerous other types of vessels are known from this area.
Holy Land Terracotta Jug with Pinched Decoration
A finely moulded Holy Land terracotta jug, featuring a large, oval-shaped body. The sloping walls rise from the flat base and gradually narrow into a short, slightly concave neck which is connected to a wide, flaring mouth with a gently everted lip. A horizontal, widened edge, composed of numerous pinched incisions, slightly protrude from the surface, embracing the neck.
Condition: Good condition, with minor cracks to the rim of the lip, sign of earthy encrustation remain visible to the surface