Late Bronze Age; 1550-1200 BC.
A hemispherical bowl with wishbone-shaped handle. The near-perfection of the bowl shape may indicate that a gourd was used as a mold. Applied white slip and orange painted geometric decoration on the outside surface of the bowl as well as in brown on the handle. This exterior decoration of the vessel suggests that it was hung when not in use, therefore making the decoration visible.
The White Slip â€śMilk Bowlâ€ť is one of the most famous creations of the Late Cypriot Bronze Age. It was popular both locally and as an export item in the Mediterranean. This example was imported to the Holy Land from Cyprus in antiquity and was found in Hebron.
3.66 inches (9.3 cms) high; 6.89 inches (17.5 cms) maximum diameter
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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
Ruth Amiran , â€śAncient Pottery of the Holy Landâ€ť, (Rutgers University Press, 1970)