Late Bronze Age IIA-B ; c. 1450-1200 BC
An imitation of Mycenaean forms, this juglet is expertly carved for use as a container for perfume or other ointments. Comprised of a tapering body on a flatted base, the neck is flared and with a small handle carved from rim to shoulder.
In excellent and original condition. An extremely rare example.
A similar example can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (Accession number 74.51.5085)
11.10 x 6.80 cm (4.37 x 2.68 inches); base diameter 2.9 cm (1.14 inches)
Certificate of Authenticity and Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Dr. Joan R. Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 114, p. 72, (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.)
Based on Mycenaean forms, examples of similar alabaster vessels can be found throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and the Levant.