A RARE CANAANITE-PHILISTINE CLAY JUG
Please refer to our stock # P.266 when inquiring.
Late Bronze Age I; c. 1550 – 1400 BC .
Biconical clay jug with shoulder handle and round base, wheel made from grey clay. Red painted decoration on body depicting two ibex and a palm tree, known generally known in this iconography as the “tree of life”.
In very good and original condition. Extremely rare to find this kind of object in such good condition.
7.9 x 4.72 inches (20 X 12 cms).
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers University Press, 1970), p. 266.
Philistines (fihl ihss' teeness): One of the rival groups the Israelites encountered as they settled the land of Canaan. References to the Philistines appear in the Old Testament as well as other ancient Near Eastern writings. Philistine refers to a group of people who occupied and gave their name to the southwest part of Palestine. Ancient Egyptian records from the time of Merneptah and Ramses III referred to them as the “prst.” Ancient Assyrian records include references to the Philistines in the terms Philisti and Palastu.