Small Phoenician jug with circular mouth and flaring 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.
Mostly these objects have been found also in Tell el Yahudieh and were small opium vessels, opium being on of the only pain relief products in the ancient world
So it is that when turned upside down, these vessels represent the poppy-seedpod. (see last picture)
Provenance: Archaeological Gallery, USA, 2017 / 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
- Amphore de pavot aux graines de pavot, 20,3 cm
- Siècle/ Période
- ca. 800-600 B.C.
- Dent douce sur le côté