A RARE ISREALITE STORAGE JAR WITH A BLACK JUGLET

A RARE ISREALITE STORAGE JAR WITH A BLACK JUGLET


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1284806

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Iron Age IIC; c. 800 BCE

This nicely made example of an olive oil storage jar is composed of a graceful, globular body on an applied, flat base with a wide mouth, three handles and a spout. The handles are drawn from a ridge on the neck of the vessel to the shoulders and the spout curves back to the rim.

The juglet has an ovoid body with a cylindrical neck, thick rim and a handle attached from neck to shoulder. It is finished with a burnished black slip.

An excellent piece of design this jug would have been used for the storage of olive oil in the home during the Iron Age. It's multiple handles allow for easy of transport, similar to the hydrias of ancient Greece. The spout attached to the front of the jar served multiple purposes as it was simultaneously a place to store the dipper juglet when it was not in use as well as serving to catch any residual oil on the juglet and return it to the contents of the jar, so precious was olive oil in the ancient world.

In very good and original condition. Found in Jerusalem.

Similar examples can be found at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Jar: 30 cm high (11.81 inches)

Juglet: 10 cm high (3.93 inches)

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography: Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, p. 241, pl. 81 (storage jar); p.259-262; p. 88 (juglet)