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-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. Most of the Bronze Age terracotta bowls or jugs from the Holy Land were made for daily purposes. 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.
Small Holy Land Early Bronze Age Terracotta Juglet
A finely sculpted small Holy Land small terracotta juglet, featuring a globular body which sits upon a flat base. The rounded body leads to a short, wide cylindrical neck with a slightly inverted rim. A single applied handle extends upwards from the rim, then curves gently to the body. The purpose of this juglet was to be used in a votive context.
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Period: Early Bronze Age
Provenance: Ex PA private collection, London, acquired in 1980s.
Condition: Fine condition. Earthly encrustations to the surface. Hairline crack to the rim.