A CANAANITE ALABASTER OINTMENT JAR

A CANAANITE ALABASTER OINTMENT JAR


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1332513

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c. 2nd Millennium BCE

Carved from a solid piece of alabaster, this jar once contained someone's ointments or other medicaments, a very precious and necessary commodity in the ancient world. This example is composed of a squat piriform body and a wide everted rim outside a central depression leading to the mouth of the vessel, although they can be found in a variety of forms.

Found in Bethlehem.

In very good condition. Minor chips to rim of jar.

4.57 x 4.82 cm (1.8 x 1.9 inches)

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Dayaji-Mendels, Michal, “Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Ancient World” (Jerusalem, 1996), pg. 16