Phoenician terracotta amphora, 800-600 B.C.

Small Phoenician jug with circular mouth and exvasado edge. Its terracotta body is decorated in dark grey tones and has a clear ovoid tendency. It has a slight wear on the paint along its entire surface. From its narrow, high and stylised neck is born a single small handle with a sinuous shape and double division. The ointments and perfumes that contained this type of glasses were, together with wine and oil, one of the pillars of the Phoenician trade since the 8th century BC. The Phoenician civilization is chronologically situated between 1200 and 330 BC, located in the narrow strip of the Mediterranean between Syria and Palestine. The Phoenicians maintained contacts with all the states and empires in their territorial environment, which is why it was a coveted place as a strategic and commercial enclave. In addition, its geographical position meant that it had an important maritime vocation.


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