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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 680419

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Biblical Artifacts
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at The Inbal Hotel, Liberty Bell Park, 3 Jabotinsky Street
P. O. Box 14646, Jerusalem 9114601, Israel
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37 B.C.-70 A.D.

Made of reddish clay and wheel thrown, this large amphora also benefits from white painted decoration as well as a natural patina covering almost the entire body of the vessel. Two thick handles appear on either shoulder and it has a large, raised rim from which to pour the wine or olive oil stored within. This piece is extremely rare and of museum quality.

Known as Herodian because of its widespread use during the reign of Herod the Great in Israel (circa 37 BC to 4 BC), although wheel made the spout was applied by hand. Thus, every Herodian amphora is slightly different. The type remained in use up to about AD 150 in some parts of the Holy Land, but is normally considered to have gone out of general use by AD 70. Although mainly confined to the Jerusalem area, they have also been found at Herodian, Masada, and other Jewish settlements in the region.

22 inches (56 cms) high; 17 inches (43 cms) maximum diameter

A large metal stand, shipping and handling, insurance and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority .

Bibliography: .

1-The Israeli Museum Collection –Jerusalem .

2- Israel Antiquities Authority – Jerusalem.

3- Ancient Pottery of Transjordan.

4- Holman Bible Dictionary.

5- HOLY LAND POTTERY AT THE TIME OF JESUS" - Stanislao Loffreda 2003.