Seller: carmel-by-the-sea (159) 100%, Location: Gambrills, Maryland, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 171931654412 c. 2200-1500 B.C. - Holy land Jug of the middle Bronze Age Vessel with cylindrical body and thin neck with double strap handle. Ancient artifact of wonderful quality Condition: In tact, good condition. Approx. 4.5" in height. Previously on display at a museum in Israel. Part of my personal collection originally acquired in Israel in the 1970s. This is similar to examples on display in major museums around the world. Check out gallery 171 of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC... this gallery has many of the same items as I do. -- Number one question I receive is about its authenticity: With all of my artifacts, I guarantee authenticity. I'm a European/Eurasian historian with quite a bit of knowledge of antiquities. The ONLY reason I'm selling these are to thin my collection. I have duplicates of some; when I sell one, I buy a different one. I will gladly accept them back if you are in any way unsatisfied. Certificate of Authenticity? COAs are for sports memorabilia. I've never purchased an antiquity with a COA. I have some with authentication paperwork by universities and museums or general museum paperwork. Anything less isn't worth the paper it is printed on and I would venture to guess is not real. Anyone can write a COA. If in doubt, bring the piece to a museum or to a university and have a knowledgeable person look at it. They'll do it as a courtesy but if you want paperwork, many places don't do it... and when they do, they charge a few hundred dollars per piece (really for the time dealing with photography and writing the paperwork). With just a little knowledge, it's very easy to spot the fakes and reproductions. Finally, just because it is/was displayed in a museum, doesn't mean it is real. Museums regularly commission replicas to supplement their displays and collections. They usually indicate that it is a replica in the display.