Small Black Juglet

Near Eastern (Iron Age) 

original

gift of: Lois Dumbovic

date: c. 1000-900 BC 

provenance: Hebron

description: This small, black-slipped juglet is roughly made with an uneven cone-shaped base. It was probably a dipper juglet, used for pouring out small amounts of precious liquids like perfume or oil. Dipper juglets containing olive oil were commonly used to fill oil lamps. Height 6 cm, diameter 6 cm.

(See also: Herodian JugletBlack Pottery JugletHellenistic Juglet.)