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A large Canaanite Terracotta Pithos, Iron Age I-II, ca. 1400 - 800 BCE
Regular price$3,500 USD
This object qualifies for free USA shipping and a flat rate fee of $60 if shipping internationally.
A pithos is a very large container whose shape clearly indicated that it was used for domestic storage. It probably had its place in one of the rooms of the house or in a corner of the courtyard and served to store liquids or dry substances. This large example features a rounded body that gradually tapers to a small flattened base, intended perhaps to be sunk into the floor. The incised decorative ring and dot pattern at the base of the neck was used to identify contents.
Condition: reassembled from large fragments, the vessel is in good condition overall.
Provenance: Alex Malloy private collection, acquired in the 1980's.
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