A PHILISTINE TERRACOTTA ZOOMORPHIC BICHROME WARE RHYTON
Late Iron Age I to Early Iron Age II; c. 12th – 10th Century B.C.
A terracotta vessel in the form of a bird with attached handle from body to head in front of a filling spout. Red and black painted decoration on a cream slip. In excellent and original condition.
8.90 x 7.20 x 5.60 inches (22.61 x 18.29 x 14.22 cms)
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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
The term Philistines refers to a group of people who arrived in the Ancient Levant sometime during the Second Millennium B.C.. They most likely immigrated to the region from the Aegean, which is why their bichrome ware bears such a resemblance to similar, earlier, vessels from Cyprus.
Philistine bichrome ware is characterized by a two color, most commonly red and black, decoration on a white slip terracotta vessel.