Middle Bronze Age Amphora

c. 2200–1500 BCE

The amphora is a type of container with a characteristic shape and size reaching back to the late Stone Age. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine. This particular amphora was excavated in Hebron, the ancient Canaanite city founded c. 1720 BCE whose environs would later hold the family tomb of Abraham (Genesis 23).