Holy Land Vessel with Handles


A fascinating Holy Land vessel with a globular body and pair of small, pierced handles. The neck has a hole on each side, in addition to the holes of the ledge-style handles. The vessel stands on a flat base.

Date: Circa 3300 - 3000 BC
Condition: Fine condition.


SKU: EH-139 Category: Tag:

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-fourth millennium BC. The Bronze Age then went on to span an entire millennium. The presence of Canaanite vessels among the funerary offerings in the royal tombs of the First Dynasty of Egypt has revealed an important link between this period and the Early Bonze Age. These vessels have become a cornerstone in the chronology of the Near East in the Early Bronze period. Numerous other types of vessels are known from this area.

Weight 314.8 g
Dimensions W 9 x H 12 cm


Pottery and Porcelain