Roman Terracotta Vessel - SP.256 - For Sale

Roman Terracotta Vessel - SP.256
Price: $800.00
Created during the Roman occupation of Israel, this elegant two-handled vessel might have held an offering of food or drink, or perhaps served as a drinking vessel for a thirsty carpenter. Or perhaps it held sauces or condiments to delight the palate and spruce up an otherwise humble meal for a shepherd. The horizontal fluting that encircles the body of the vessel accents the finely fluted ridge on the inside of the vessel’s lip. 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, we cross the bridge of time and set the imagination on a journey of discovery. - (SP.256)

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