A CYPRIOT POTTERY TEAPOT
Catalog:Pottery:Bronze Age: stock #1279328
Late Bronze Age I, c. 1550-1400 BC
Composed of a spherical body, a high rim, a tubular spout and a high handle this piece is treated with a thick, white slip. It is further embellished with brown and black painted decoration on the body and spout of the vessel. On the body of the vessel this is done in the form of two thick horizontal bands with groups of three to five vertical lines below each band. Broad, horizontal bands are also present on the spout.
In excellent and original condition. Found in the Holy Land.
7.87 x 11.176 cm (3.1 x 4.4 inches)
Certificate of Authenticity and Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority Included.
Ruth Amiran, â€śAncient Pottery of the Holy Landâ€ť, p. 172-3, pl. 55.
Vessels of this type were imported from Cyprus into Palestine from the Middle Bronze Age onward, however it was during the Late Bronze Age that imports of Cypriot pottery reached their zenith. These vessels are handmade and are classified as part of Cypriot White-Painted Ware V. While a variety of local imitations were produced this example is clearly an import due to its construction as well as the form of the spout, body and handle of the vessel.