Phoenician terracotta amphora,ca. 1200-1000 B.C.

Phoenician terracotta jug, mushroom mouth type, with an exvasate rim, decorated with dark-coloured motifs. It has an oval body with a low base. Its high, pronounced neck has a cylindrical shape with a division at the bottom from which a single small circular handle starts. The figurative and geometric decoration is located on the body of the jug. The mushroom-mouth jug is undoubtedly one of the most characteristic vessels of Phoenician ceramics. It was called this because of the flat, widened shape of the edge. The Phoenicians were a people with a prosperous wine trade, supplying the Egyptian empire for several centuries.


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