Holy Land Iron-Age Pottery Jug

£ 135.00

A very slight narrowing at one end gives this jug its oval lip. It also features a single handle extending from the rim to the shoulders; a cylindrical body; and rounded base.

Date: Circa 900 - 600 BC
Condition: Complete and intact; with earthy encrustations.


SKU: AS-3225 Category:

The Holy Land was the first region to enter the Bronze Age, which began with the rise of the Mesopotamian civilisation of Sumer in the mid-fourth millennium BC. The Bronze Age then went on to span an entire millennium. The presence of Canaanite vessels among the funerary offerings in the royal tombs of the First Dynasty of Egypt has revealed an important link between this period and the Early Bonze Age. These vessels have become a cornerstone in the chronology of the Near East in the Early Bronze period. Numerous other types of vessels are known from this area.


Weight 165 g
Dimensions H 21.7 cm