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EARLY PHOENICIAN TRANSPORT AMPHORA,1300-900 BC

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EARLY PHOENICIAN TRANSPORT AMPHORA,1300-900 BC
Culture: Canaanite/ Phoenician. Date: 1300 - 900 B.C. Origin: Eastern Mediterranean. Condition: Intact, with sea deposits. Provenance: EX: Early Private prominent collection. Measurements: 17.5 inches long (44.5 cms). This large type was used to transport liquids like olive oil, or wine. This 'torpedo' shaped amphora type (Gjerstad's Plain White V-VI Ware) has been found at a number of Eastern Mediterranean sites from the late Bronze Age. They were among the cargo of the Uluburun wreck, ca. 1300 BC, found off the coast of Southern Turkey. Cf: Beyond Babylon, (New York, 2009), pp. 317-320, no. 190; The Semitic Museum at Harvard Univeristy; The Cesnola Collection, No. 1995.10.3.


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