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Holy Land (Canaanite) Terracotta Large Multi Handled Krater, Iron Age, Circa 900 B.C.

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Terracotta
Dimensions:  31 cm high / 40 cm diam.
Provenance:  Aweidah Gallery, Israel, 2014. Export authorization from the Israel Antiquities Authority No. 526597 with date 21/08/2014


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These terracotta kraters were not usually overly decorated as they were a vessel for everyday use, but this one has a very careful ornamentation based on the handles that surround the piece in a circular shape. These kraters were used as containers for wine, which was usually diluted with water or pure wine before it was diluted. They were not used for storage, as their large mouth meant that they were not well protected, making them a vessel for common use.

Compare to similar examples found at Megiddo in “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land” by Ruth Amiran, plate 69, nos 203 & 204.

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