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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1293631

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Middle Bronze Age IIB-C; 1730-1550 BCE

This juglet with black burnished slip consists of an piriform body on a button base with an everted rim. A single handle is drawn from just below the rim to the shoulder of the vessel.

In good condition with large chip on rim, otherwise in fine condition with natural patina present.

Height: 10 cm (3.93 inches)

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.


Ruth, Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers University, 1970), p. 112; pl. 34.


This juglet was used for the containment of perfume and other precious oils. Although belonging firmly to the MBII B-C period this vessel's slightly ovoid body hearkens back to the earlier MBI vessels and illustrates well the subtle changes seen in such juglets during the Middle Bronze Age period. .

“Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.” (Exodus 30:25)