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Item:253859101905Sprouted beer strainers jugs like this one were found in both the North and South Kingdom of early Egypt in what is now known as the Holy Land. It is wheel turned while the handle and spout were made separately and added to the piece before it was fired. It was found in Samana North of Jerusalem. It was purchase from Archaeotion Group Jerusalem and has a signed COA from them. The jug dates to 1200BC to 980 BC. It is made of terracotta and may have had a light red slip on it when made. This jug has globular body with spout that extends upward and strainer holes where spout joins the body. It has a tall narrow neck. Its rim is inverted on the interior and exterior with some exterior thickening. It has a ring base and with a handle. The jug is 6" tall and 41/2" wide including the spout. Vessels like this jug were used for the drinking of beer. The handle is at right angle from the spout which does facilitate drinking from the spout while grain remains in the jug either for additional use or to be thrown away. As the photos show, a portion of the base below the handle has been repaired. The vessel is fully intact and an excellent example of a strainer used to get the barley out of beer. Reference --Ruth Amiran--Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land. and Ackerman, A and Braunstein Israel in AntiquityMaterial:Iron
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Iron Age Holy Land Terracotta Beer Jug with Spout and Strainer 1200-930 BC COA