Ancient Biblical Judean Iron Age wine decanter, 700 BC
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Holy Land:Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 1129062
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
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From Jerusalem, a very attractive ancient Biblical Judean "Israelite" red-slip metallic quality highly burnished pottery wine decanter, nicely made in a graceful tall body, narrow concave-sided neck with horizontal ridge at midpoint, flaring toward rim; downward sloping shoulder has carinated join with piriform body, which has widest diameter near base; rim everted on interior and exterior. forming a rolled, molded lip, ring base.
Dated from, 800 - 586 BC
Inscriptional evidence has enabled archaeologists to reconstruct that at least one product decanters were used for was wine. One possible translation of an inscription on a decanter from Lachich suggests it stored dark or smoked wine.
Measurements: Height:26 cm - Diameter: 18 cm
Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored
Found in Hebron south of Jerusalem, Israel
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REF. Israel in Antiquity ( The Jewish Museum /New York.