Holy Land Pottery Plate

Holy Land Pottery Plate
Circa 2nd millennium BC

A finely moulded Holy Land plate featuring a shallow container with a central knobbed protrusion. This kind of pottery containers might have been an imitation of prevalent metal phiales.

Pottery vessels dated to the Late Bronze Age have been widely excavated across the Holy Land, indicating the close association between terracotta vessels and the proto-urbanised life. During the Late Bronze Age, pottery bowls, with either sharp or gentle carination design, are believed to have imitated the early practices on metal wares. Most of the Bronze Age terracotta bowls from the Holy Land were made for a daily purpose.

Mesurement: 18.5cm diameter

Provenance: Ex London collection, formed pre-1992.

Lot details
Holy Land
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 2nd millennium BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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