A CANAANITE TERRACOTTA TEAPOT FROM THE HOLY LAND
Please refer to our stock # P.81 when inquiring.
Middle Bronze Age I; c. 2200-1950 BCE
Produced in the southern region of the ancient Levant, this vessel is ovoid in form and sits on a flat base. A small loop handle is present on the rear of the teapot with a spout applied to the front. The rim is small and everted, it was most likely wheel made and joined to the rest of the teapot prior to firing. Just below the rim a band of combed decoration has been added. This was the most popular form of decoration in the southern Levant at the start of the Middle Bronze Age and adds an element of simple elegance to the piece.
In fine condition with slights chip to the rim and a natural patina present.
17 cm high x 18 cm wide (6.69 x 7.08 inches)
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, p. 79-82, pl. 22
"So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites." (Exodus 3:8)