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Bibil Identifier bibil:218110
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The 'Cup-and-Saucer' Vessel
Title (English, ) Function, Chronology, Distribution and Symbolism
Author Uziel, Joe
Author Gadot, Yuval
Journal Israel Exploration Journal (Volume: 60, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 41-57 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Many scholars have discussed the cup-and-saucer vessel, its function and source. The vessel was most common during the Late Bronze Age II to the Iron Age I, although it appears earlier and later as well. This paper discusses the chaîne (sic!) opératoire of C&S production, when these vessels were used, their geographic and contextual distribution, and their likely function, in an effort to gain a better understanding of this type of vessel. It is suggested here that C&S was cultic in nature, used both for light and for the spread of scents. While the vessel and the practice it was used for were common in the lowlands, C&S does not appear in the Iron I highlands. We suggest that this was due to cultural preferences - the shunning not just of the form, but also of the cultic practice and the beliefs with which the vessels had connotations in thee lowlands.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Ceramics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Lamps
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Iron Age (1200-586) : Iron I (1200-1000)
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