Early Bronze Age II; c. 3300-2700 B.C.
An Abydos war jug with ovoid body, cylindrical neck, flat base and a handle from neck to shoulder. Terracotta with red slip. Found in Jericho. Very nice condition with minor chip on rim.
10 x 4.5 inches (26 x 12 cms)
Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
Ruth Amiran, “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers University Press, 1970) , p.74-76.
Abydos ware (a-BY-dos ware). Pottery of Canaanite (Syro-Palestinian) origin found in the royal tombs of the First and Second Dynasties (The Old Kingdom) at Abydos, Saqqara, Abusir el-Melek, and other sites in Upper Egypt, dating to Early Bronze Age II (3300-2700 BCE). The pottery, often red-rose slipped and burnished or painted with geometric motifs, includes jugs, bottles, and jars. Most common are the red-slipped jugs, some of a hard-baked "metallic" quality, with handles attached to the rim and a typical stamped base. This pottery class took its name from Abydos, the first site at which it was found, in Upper Egypt.