Palestinian Bronze Age pottery rhyton

W18

£450.00

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A very unusual pottery rhyton with a flared rim and the lower body formed into a drinking cup connected by an arched tube.

The scarcity of similar vessels makes attribution somewhat tentative but the Eastern Mediterranean has comparable pottery fabrics as well as a history of producing vessels with cup-shaped spouts.

Culture
Palestine, Bronze Age, probably mid to late 2nd Millennium BC

Size
25.5 x 19 cms

Condition
Upper mouth reconstructed, lower stem and cup with repairs and some reconstruction.

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Roskilde, Denmark; acquired 1950’s-1960’s.

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