A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA FLASK
Catalog:Pottery:Holy Land: stock #1269610
Late Bronze Age IIA (c. 1400-1300 BC)
Composed of a tapered body on a ring base, an elongated neck with flaring rim and a single handle applied from neck to shoulder. Decorated with a red burnished slip.
In excellent and original condition.
4.96 x 2.40 inches (12.6 x 6.1 cm)
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Bibliography: Ruth Amiran, â€śAncient Pottery of the Holy Landâ€ť, (Rutgers University Press, 1970), p.167-171; pl. 52.
Although called a â€śSyrianâ€ť flask, this is something of a misnomer. These flasks are found in archaeological sites throughout the Bronze Age Mediterranean. There is also nothing distinctly Syrian about their production or form. Best put by Amiran in the book referenced above, she states that the â€śshape, technique of manufacture, and decoration indicate a combination of Canaanite and Hittite featuresâ€ť.