Late Bronze Age bilbil (1550-1200 B.C.) Discovered in the Holy Land.
A bilbil is a specific style of small medicine jug used in the Late Bronze Age. This jug was originally made in Cyprus, then imported to Canaan (Land of Israel) in ancient times.
Scholars have suggested that this type of vessel was specifically used to import opium, although this is still debated.
Very good condition.
Height: 14.5 cm.
A rare, authentic piece which demonstrates the wealth and trade connections of Canaan during the period of the Amarna Letters.
Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make. (Jeremiah 18:3-4)
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all documents required for export.
Shipped direct from the Holy Land.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.