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 recovered also in Cyprus and in the Levantine region. It was first identified as a distinctive ware type by the famous archeologist Sir Flinders Petrie during his excavations on site. These wares are defined by their distinctive mode of decoration, applied after slipping and burnishing, and created by repeatedly “pricking” the surface of the wears with a sharp object in order to create a large array of patterns, which appear in the form of lines, stripes, triangles, squares and, rarely, circles.
Tell el-Yahudiyeh Brown Earthenware Single Handled Jug
A stunning and well preserved example of Tell el-Yahudiyeh brown earthenware jug, featuring a cylindrical neck and a folded rim. The item sits on a flat base, features a conical body and one single bilobate applied handle extends form the vessel’s rim to its shoulder. A framed band of impressed dotted decoration runs over the vessel’s shoulder, where the handle joins the vessel.
This vessel’s shape is one of the hallmarks of Tell el-Yahudiyeh pottery production.
Provenance: From an important collection owned by a gentleman, the collection housed in London and Geneva, bought before 1988 and upon his death distributed to his grandchildren living in the UK and Switzerland.
Condition: Extremely fine, some earthly encrustations to the surface