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/jugs from the Holy Land were made for daily purposes.
Holy Land Terracotta Juglet with a Vertical Handle
A finely shaped Holy Land terracotta juglet, featuring a squatting, piriform body that rises from a rounded base. The vessel has a short neck, with slightly sloping sides, opening to a wide mouth with an everted lip. A vertical handle, attached from the rim to the middle of the body, is embellished with a row of perforations across the top.
Condition: Fine condition, small cracks to the rim. Earthly encrustation covers the surface.