Tell el-Yahudiyeh Ware Juglet


A fine example of Tell el-Yahudiyeh Ware brown earthenware piriform juglet, featuring a globular body, a short cylindrical neck and an everted, flaring rim. A single applied handle extends from the rim to the shoulder. The vessel features an incised geometric decoration comprising two parallel bands of punctured dots, visible to the neck and shoulder. Further decoration includes two simple incised bands, visible to the lower part of the vessel.

Date: Circa 1650-1550 BC
Condition: Fine, signs of aging and earthly encrustations to the surface. Original white chalk still visible.


Tell el-Yahudiyeh Ware refers to a distinctive terracotta production of the late Middle Bronze Age-Second Intermediate Period, recovered for the first time in the Tell el-Yahudiyeh site, located in the eastern Nile Delta in Egypt. However, pottery of this type have been excavated also in Cyprus and in the Levantine region. One of the main characteristics of this pottery style, is the punctured geometric decoration, which was then filled with chalk, creating a dramatic contrast with the usually grey or light brown ware.

Weight 253.1 g
Dimensions W 10.4 x H 14.1 cm

Pottery and Porcelain