AN EARLY BRONZE AGE BOWL WITH SPOUT
Catalog:Pottery:Bronze Age: stock #1311578
Early Bronze Age I; 3100-2900 BCE
The bowl is an excellent example of Early Bronze Age pottery of the Northern Levant. It is composed primarily of a hemispherical body with an omphalos on the base. An upturned spout with a flaring rim extends from the front of the bowl. This spout is a characteristic of the period and region in which it was produced and can be found on a variety of bowls and teapots. A small loop handle is present on the back of the bowl and the entire vessel is decorated with a burnished red slip.
In excellent and original condition.
17 x 11 x 8.5 cm (6.69 x 4.33 x 3.34 inches)
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Ruth Amiran, â€śAncient Pottery of the Holy Landâ€ť, (Rutgers University, 1970), p. 41-43; pl. 9
An omphalos is a central depression present on the bottom of a vessel which creates a raised center on the interior. The term comes from the Greek word omphalos which literally means naval.