Elegant Bilbil Cypriot terracotta jar with wide mouth and rounded lip. It has a prolonged handle with triple division that is born in the upper part of its high neck. Both the body and the neck of this beautiful jug are decorated with white stripes that show some wear in the lower area until reaching its wide and rounded base. Archaeologists invented the name of Bilbil for these beautiful containers generally small because the word had difficult correspondence in Western languages. In some cases, analysis of the residues inside a bilbil jug has shown that it contained a kind of opium extract.
Provenance: Archaeological Gallery, Israel, 2006./ All items that we offer for sale will be combined with an export approval issued by the ministry of the Spanish culture department and certificate of authenticity.
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- Terre cuite
- Pot «Bilbil», 24,5 cm
- Siècle/ Période
- 1400 BC.
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