Late Bronze Age; c. 1550-1200 BC
A base ring II ware pottery juglet consisting of a lentoid body with outer rim and a long, slender to neck with an everted rim. A small handle runs from the shoulder to the neck of the vessel.
Made of grey clay with fine black and larger white inclusions and decorated with a dark slip and milky white painted geometric design on the body and neck. Much spauling. Color variance of slip and surface due to firing.
Found in Bethlehem. In excellent condition, all original, no repair or restoration work.
5.90 inch (15.0 cm) high ,:4.50 inch (11 cm) maximum diameter
Plexiglass stand, one week shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
The Late Bronze Age (1,600-1,050 B.C.) was one of the most formative periods of the life of ancient Cyprus. The island's international contacts extended from the Aegean Sea to the Levant and the Nile Delta. (Thutmose III of Egypt claimed Cyprus as one of his conquests in about 1,500 B.C.)
Cyprus: A large island of the eastern Mediterranean, originally known as Chittim the birthplace of Barnabas (Acts 4: 36). It is also one of the places to which Christian converts went during the persecution that followed the death of Stephen (Acts 11: 19-20) and was visited by Paul and Barnabas.