The Holy Land was the first region to enter the Bronze Age, which began with the rise of the Mesopotamian civilization of Sumer in the mid-4th millennium BC. The Bronze Age period covered an entire millennium. One of the most important discoveries about the period is the link between the Early Bonze Age and the First Dynasty of Egypt, which was based on the presence of Canaanite vessels among the funerary offerings in the royal tombs of the First Dynasty. 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 Piriform Jar with a Ring Base
A finely sculpted Holy Land terracotta jar, featuring an ovally globular body that is supported on a prominent ring base. This jar presents a curvy silhouette, leading to a short neck that flares into a wide opening with an everted lip. A carinated shoulder divides the globular upper body from the lower body, which sharply narrows into a ring base to form a reversed piriform shape.
Condition: Fine condition, with minor chips around the rim, small cracks to the edge of the ring base, slight repairs to the rim.