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**Originally Listed At $250**

Ancient Near East, Jordan, Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. A utilitarian, iron rich pottery vessel with ledge handles on either side that give it a charmingly zoomorphic appearance. Two additional lugged handles sit higher up on the shoulder, perhaps for suspending the vessel over heat during cooking. The neck is narrow above the nearly round body and the spout flares out, with an unpronounced rim. The modern city of Jerash sits alongside Gerasa of antiquity, an ancient city housing some of the finest Greco-Roman architecture in the world. Size: 5" W x 4.45" H (12.7 cm x 11.3 cm)

Provenance: from the collection of a Munich, Germany priest (F.-X.E.); acquired in 1985 on a trip to the Middle East

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Intact, with nice deposits. Inscribed at a later date Jerash 1/90 in black ink at base with Shin, a Hebrew letter under it and Pei, to the side.

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Jerash Pottery Ledge Handle Jar

Estimate $400 - $600Feb 26, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA