A HERODIAN PERIOD TERRACOTTA PILGRIM FLASK

A HERODIAN PERIOD TERRACOTTA PILGRIM FLASK


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1332535

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1st Century BCE-1st Century CE

Wheel-made with a spherical body and an extremely short neck with a raised ridge just below the reinforced rim. Two small loop handles are present on the shoulders of the flask. The body is decorated with ribbing in concentric circles on either side. While the this vessel shows mild Parthian influences, the ribbing, treatment of the exterior and other elements indicate its production in the Holy Land during the Herodian period. Then, as now, the Holy Land was a place of dynamic cultural interactions, to which this pilgrim flask is a testament.

Found in Jerusalem.

In very fine condition.

Length: 20.8 cm (8.2 inches) ; Width: 7.87 cm (3.10 inches) Height: 26.67 cm (10.5 inches)

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Loffreda, Stanislao, “Holy Land Pottery at the time of Jesus: Early Roman Period (63 BC-70 AD), (Jerusalem: 2003)