A carinated Holy Land terracotta bowl in a delicate beige colour. The vessel features a large short neck and a curved body slightly held on a pedestal. The vessel shows very good craftsmanship in a neat formation and execution of its form. Such a vessel would probably have been used to hold ointments or perfumes. It may even have been used to store offerings, such as that of wine or honey.
Date: Circa 1500 - 1200 BC Condition: Very fine, some minor encrustations.
Carination means a sharp curvature in the terracotta pottery. Following the invention of the potter’s wheel in the second millennium, potters were able to fashion clay into vessels with sharper and more distinctive forms, fashions, and designs. Carination also allows archaeologists to distinguish between Early Bronze Age pottery, which was hand-made, and Middle Bronze Age wheel-made pottery that often utilizes carinated designs.
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