A very rare, unusually well formed, beautiful green glass Aryballos, dating to the 1st -2nd Century A.D.
The free-blown Aryballos with round body, slightly flattened base, short cylindrical neck and thick, folded rim. Two applied dolphin strap handles bilaterally, folded downwards and upwards at the neck.
Aweidah Gallery is very pleased to present this rare style of ancient "Egyptian" Abydos ware highly burnished wine jug and a drinking bowl, long neck, large handle and a flat base, dated from, 3300 - 2700 BC
Abydos ware (a-BY-dos ware)
Pottery of Canaanite (Syro-Palestinian) origin found in the royal tombs of the First and Second ...click for details
You are considering a very attractive ancient Canaanite Middle Bronze Age highly decorated gray pottery perfume jar with two fine pierced bands of fine decoration representing olive branches all around the shoulder, dating to the approximately 1730-1550 BC "Time of Abraham"
The jar is nicely made with nipple base, ovoid body, thin neck, flaring rim and double strap handle.
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Ancient Egyptian elegant cosmetic vessel, in slender form tapering to a narrow base with two small lug handles
This a type of Alabastron vessels was used in the ancient world for holding oil, especially perfume or massage oils. They originated in ancient Egypt as containers carved from alabaster – hence the name – but spread via ancient Greece to other parts of the classical world. ...click for details
From Jerusalem, ancient Late Bronze Age "Cypriot" highly burnished pottery bilbil.
During the Late Bronze Age little jugs, known as "Bil-bils" were importaed into Canaan. Analysis of substances found inside some of them has shown that they were used to hold the drug opium. The shape of the jug is strikingly like that of an upturned poppy head. ...click for details
Directly from Jerusalem, an ancient Biblical Roman Herodian "Jerusalem style" painted clay oil lamp. Two incised lines and two concentric circles on nozzle. High Ridge "Rim" around shoulders and around filling hole. The lamp has pigment of black paint!
A VERY RARE AND IT WOULD MAKE A CENTER PIECE "SPECIMEN" TO THE FINEST OIL LAMP COLLECTION
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From Jerusalem, a very attractive ancient Biblical Judean "Israelite" red-slip metallic quality highly burnished pottery wine decanter, nicely made in a graceful tall body, narrow concave-sided neck with horizontal ridge at midpoint, flaring toward rim; downward sloping shoulder has carinated join with piriform body, which has widest diameter near base; rim everted on interior and exterior. forming a rolled, molded lip, ring base. ...click for details
From Jerusalem, an ancient Byzantine "early Christian" pottery wine amphora, nicey decorated with engraved circular lines all around the body, two handles and a short neck. A hole on one side as shown in the pictures probably used for pouring!