AN EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL WITH SPOUT

AN EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL WITH SPOUT


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1311578

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Early Bronze Age I; 3100-2900 BCE

The bowl is an excellent example of Early Bronze Age pottery of the Northern Levant. It is composed primarily of a hemispherical body with an omphalos on the base. An upturned spout with a flaring rim extends from the front of the bowl. This spout is a characteristic of the period and region in which it was produced and can be found on a variety of bowls and teapots. A small loop handle is present on the back of the bowl and the entire vessel is decorated with a burnished red slip.

In excellent and original condition.

17 x 11 x 8.5 cm (6.69 x 4.33 x 3.34 inches)

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers University, 1970), p. 41-43; pl. 9

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An omphalos is a central depression present on the bottom of a vessel which creates a raised center on the interior. The term comes from the Greek word omphalos which literally means naval.