Iron Age II, 938-586 BC. Black terracotta. 3" height with inverted turnip form body and thick flared neck. Loop hand grip. The rounded bottom is indicative of use with a dirt floor. Undamaged with light encrustation from burial. Phoenician traders serviced a vast network of small industries from southern Europe to the Levant and North Africa, which produced virtually everything necessary and a good deal of luxuries. This vessel was part of that commerce. Semi disposable, it represented a significant part of the cost of the finished product and most were probably reused domestically.