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.
Holy Land Terracotta Jug with Vertical Handles
A finely moulded Holy Land terracotta jug, featuring a squat, globular body that is well-balanced on a round base. It has a short, cylindrical neck with almost vertical walls, terminating in a straight mouth with a slightly everted rim. Two delicate, subtly arched handles are attached under the rim, bridging the neck and the globular body.
Provenance: From an important collection of Holy Land pottery formed before 1988 by a deceased gentleman, then acquired by family's descendants
Condition: Fine condition, with minor chips and small cracks to the rims. Signs of erosion remain visible to the surface.