RARE - Iron Age wine jug with a snake handle, 1000 BC
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Holy Land:Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 1126662
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
You are considering an extremely rare ancient biblical Iron Age pottery wine jug
Dated from, 1000 BC
The jug is outstanding in its excellent workmanship and decoration, a fine creation of the master potter in a period when pottery-making reached a peak of achievement
The jug is well- proportioned, with a shaped mouth, graceful body and a ring base. The handle forms a bridge between the lip and the shoulder and is decorated with representation of crawling snake climbing the handle, its head perched on the lip.
The snake motif was widely used in Canaanite art of the second millennium BC and was especially common as a decoration on jar-handles.
A GREAT SPECIMEN PIECE WHICH CAN SIMPLY MAKE A MAJOR AND IMPORTANT ADDITION TO ANY BIBLICAL ANTIQUITIES COLLECTION
Measurements: Height: 26 cm - Width: 18 cm
Condition: Part of the neck and handle is repaired and restored as shown otherwise intact
Found in Hebron south of Jerusalem, Israel
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