A CYPRIOT WHITE PAINTED SHAVED WARE SPOUTED JUGLET
Catalog:Pottery:Cypriot: stock #1281762
Late Bronze Age IIA (c. 1400-1300 BCE)
Handmade, this vessel is composed of an ovoid body with a thick neck terminating in a slightly everted rim, an applied spout and a single, vertical handle. Evidence of shaving can be seen on the bottom on the juglet and is characteristic of Cypriot production. The vessel is finished with a thick white slip onto which black geometric forms were painted. The body is separated into two registers via a central horizontal band, the lower of which contains four vertical lines while the upper register contains two Vs. Two horizontal bands are painted on the neck of the vessel and vertical and horizontal painted decoration is also present on the handle and spout.
Slight damage to the spout of the vessel otherwise in excellent and original condition.
Similar example (without painted decoration) at The Semitic Museum at Harvard University (Accession Number: 1995.10.272)
8.79 x 6.45 cm (3.46 x 2.54 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, p. 172-3, pl. 55
Vessels of this type are at different times called juglets, feeding bottles and teapots. Like most utilitarian objects these juglets were suited to many purposes and most likely served a variety of functions based on the needs of the owners.
Produced during the Late Bronze Age this vessel is part of a mass importation of Cypriot objects to Palestine, Egypt and the greater Near East which reached its zenith during this period.