A HERODIAN PERIOD TERRACOTTA PILGRIM FLASK
Please refer to our stock # pf.1 when inquiring.
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)
Custom Display Stand, Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Loffreda, Stanislao, “Holy Land Pottery at the time of Jesus: Early Roman Period (63 BC-70 AD), (Jerusalem: 2003)