Herodian Terracotta Juglet - SP.254 - For Sale

Herodian Terracotta Juglet - SP.254
Price: $300.00
Created in the Herodian period, during the time of the Roman occupation of Israel, this vessel might have held oil used for anointing people in religious ceremonies, and it was perhaps from a jug similar to this that Abraham had anointed Isaac in the moment before the angel appeared. Or perhaps it held perfume, purchased as a gift by a loving husband for his wife. It may have even served as a table vessel intended for daily usage, and held oil that would adorn the meal of a simple shepherd or a carpenter, such as Jesus of Nazareth.as we hold it in our hands today, admiring its simple beauty, we are aware of the touch of other hands long ago. Who might have held it when it was new? Were the dreams and emotions that guided their lives so very different from our own? The vessel's graceful unadorned shape appeals as much to the contemporary eye as it did to the culture that created it. Such artifacts, ordinary enough in their own age, connect us in an intimate way with the world of the past. In its presence, the centuries melt away and the imagination sets out on a journey of discovery. - (SP.254)

Ancient Near East
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Barakat Gallery
405 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills
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Phone : 310.859.8408

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