Canaanite Storage Amphora

Canaanite Storage Amphora

A large ancient Canaanite slender storage amphora. Amphorae of this type were used for the storage and transportation of liquids, especially wine, olive oil, and other foodstuffs.

Ca. 800 - 600 BC.
Height: 26 in. (66 cm).

cf.: R. Amiran, Ancient Pottery of the Holyland, (Jerusalem, 1963), pp. 241; 244-245, plate 81.6.

Formerly in an Israeli private collection.

Inv#: 5774

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