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.
Round Holy Land Vessel with Strap Handle
A lovely example of Holy Land Pottery featuring a short, cylindrical neck that leads to a rounded body. The singular strap handle meets the vessel at the neck and at the fullest part of the body. The globular vessel displays traces of burning via the blackening of the terracotta.
Condition: Some small, natural abrasions to the rim.