A MIDDLE BRONZE AGE TERRACOTTA PREFUME JUGLET
Please refer to our stock # P.156 when inquiring.
Middle Bronze Age IIB-C; 1730-1550 BCE
This red burnished juglet is composed of a piriform body on a button base. The neck is short and thin and terminates in a thick, everted rim. A handle is attached from the below the rim of the vessel to the shoulder. The juglet is additionally decorated with a series of deep red painted bands on the shoulder and body of the vessel.
In very fine condition.
Height: 12 cm (4.72 inches)
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Ruth, Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers University, 1970), p. 112; pl. 34.
Used primarily for the containment of perfume and other precious oils this vessel would have been a decorative as well as a functional addition to the ancient household.
“Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.” (Exodus 30:25)