Holy Land Jug with Trefoil Mouth

£250.00

A Holy Land jug with trefoil mouth. The terracotta vessel has a slim neck which flares into the trefoil mouth. The handle connects the mouth to the body, which widens before tapering back in towards the flat base of the piece.

Date: Circa 3300 - 3000 BC
Condition: Very fine condition.

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Product Code: EH-129
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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.

The trefoil mouth, often seen on Holy Land jugs, would have allowed for the careful pouring of liquids. This suggests that the vessel may have held a precious liquid, which the owner wanted to use sparingly.

Weight 904 g
Dimensions W 12.7 x H 13.09 cm
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Pottery and Porcelain

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