4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON
TWENTY ANCIENT POTTERY ITEMS
IRON AGE TO BYZANTINE PERIOD, CIRCA 1500 B.C.-700 A.D.
Including five jugs, graduated in size, each with a barrel-shaped body, a collar on the cylindrical neck; six oil lamps; two aryballoi; a spindle bottle; four small jugs; a large hemispherical bowl on a ring foot; and an ovoid jar, the wide neck with a raised band and four ring handles
Tallest of illustrated jugs: 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) (20)
Acquired 1970s-1980s, mostly in Jerusalem.
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