Late Bronze Age I; c. 1550 – 1400 BC .
A biconical clay jug with round base and a single shoulder handle. Wheel thrown pink-buff clay with red and brown painted geometric decoration consisting of zones of painted metopes and enclosed and opened painted triangles with a combination of straight and crisscrossed lines. The vessel was most likely used for the mixing of wine. In very good and original condition.
9 inches (23 cms) high; 8.5 inches (21 cms) diameter with handle
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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
Ruth Amiran , “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers University Press, 1970), p.146.
Biblical References to similar vessels:
JUG: A large, deep, earthenware or glass container with a narrow mouth and handle. Neither KJV nor RSV use the term. NIV uses jug in three passages: a water jug (1 Samuel 26:11-12,1 Samuel 26:16; KJV, bottle; NRSV, jar); an oil jug (1 Kings 17:12,1 Kings 17:14,1 Kings 17:16; KJV, RSV, cruse; NRSV, jug); and an unspecified container (Jeremiah 48:12; KJV, bottle; RSV, jar). The NAS uses jug in seven passages. At 1 Samuel 1:24; 1 Samuel 10:3; 1 Samuel 16:20; 1 Samuel 25:18; 2 Samuel 16:1 the translation “skins” is preferable (NIV, NRSV). At Jeremiah 13:12 the RSV translation “jar” is preferred (NIV, skin). The KJV generally rendered the underlying Hebrew terms as bottle.” Holman Bible Dictionary”