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 Bronze 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 Middle Bronze Age Terracotta Juglet
A very fine Holy Land grey terracotta juglet. The juglet features a globular body which extends upwards from its small, circular foot. The body expands outwards until narrowing to form the neck with a slightly out-turned rim. A single flat, double-strap handle extends from the body’s shoulder to the top of the rim. The juglet features a grey colour, with some some earthly encrustations visible on the surface. Such a vessel could have been used for storing goods.
Period: Middle Bronze Age II
Condition: Very fine condition.