An Egyptian/Canaanite Calsite Tazza
A Tazza refers to a little cup, consisting of a short stem topped by a wide receptacle. This piece comes from the Samarian region, created in the style of either Egyptian or Canaanite craftsmen. The small cup is only 6 cm in size, lending an intimacy to the object during religious ceremonies.
The cup’s body is pinched at its mouth as well as its base, which arcs downward and connects to the wide hourglass shaped stem.