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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1296107

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Iron Age IIC (800 586 BCE)

Composed primarily of a small, globular body on a knob base with a short, cylindrical neck flaring to a funnel mouth. A small handle is attached from just below the rim to the shoulder of the juglet. Finished with a burnished black slip.

In very good condition.

8 cm (3.15 inches)

Similar examples in the British Museum, London and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.


Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land” (Rutgers, 1970), p. 259-65; pl. 88,89.


Used primarily for the containment of precious oils such as perfumes, these juglets were used throughout the ancient Levant.

They also made the sacred anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense—the work of a perfumer. (Exodus 37:29)