Ca. 1200 BCE, Very nice example of a Bronze Age Holy Lands Terracotta storing jar with squat body, raised rim and wide opening.
Size: L: 159mm / W: 153mm
The Bronze Age is a prehistoric period that was characterised by the use of bronze, in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilisation. The Bronze Age is the second principal period of the three-age Stone-Bronze-Iron system, as proposed in modern times by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, for classifying and studying ancient societies.
An ancient civilisation is defined to be in the Bronze Age either by producing bronze by smelting its own copper and alloying with tin, arsenic, or other metals, or by trading for bronze from production areas elsewhere. Bronze is harder and more durable than other metals available at the time, allowing Bronze Age civilisation’s to gain a technological advantage.
Property of a W.L.C; previously in a collection formed on the UK/International art market in the 1980’s
Sold at auction by Pax Romana, London – 13th February 2021
Bought in 2021, and now makes up part of the authors private collection.