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Cypriot black terracotta bilbil, 1550 BC

Cypriot black terracotta bilbil, 1550 BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1235478
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Cypriot; Holy Land – Late Bronze Age, 1550 – 1200 BC

Cypriot ceramic imports found in Israel Ref. Ancient pottery of the Holy Land (Amiran, 1969 PL.54.8).

Burnished pottery spindle-shaped body, long cylindrical ridged neck, flat out-turned broad rim, flat handle from neck to shoulder, splaying base. Dark brown to blacl smooth burnished suface. During the Late Bronze Age little jugs, known, as "Bil-bils" were importaed into Canaan.
They have been discovered at various sites in Israel. Lachish, Jerusalem, and Gezer, mostly in funerary contexts.

Height: 15 cm
Width: 6 cm

Condition: Intact

Excavated in Jerusalem, Holy Land

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