Ancient Holy Land Biblical Period Perfume Juglet, Judea (1786EOE) $395


H: 4”   Dia: 2.75″ | FREE SHIPPING!

This pottery Judean juglet was made during the Biblical Period in the Holy Land and used to hold perfume or other costly items. Its upper body tapers inward to a narrow neck to limit its pouring rate and conserve its contents. Covered with slip to lessen leakage and improve their appearance, these were used throughout the Roman Empire.


This ancient-pottery juglet was created in the Holy Land and Levant during the Biblical Period likely under Herod the Great, king of ancient Judea or later in the Herodian Period (37BCE- 73CE). It is a terracotta earthenware juglet pouring vessel and utilitarian piece that held perfume or other costly oils, ointments or cosmetics. The globular body is decorated with subtle hardly visible rib-like decorations created by applying a brush to the sides as the potters wheel turned. The upper body tapers inward to a thin neck and has a curved handle. As its bottom is round, the juglet was either suspended or set in a holder. Covered with a slip, it was buried confirmed by mineral, plant and earth adhesions, minor scratches and surface cracks and a small concave depression on one side. Slip losses reveal red terracotta clay underneath, but all these things are expected as it is nearly 2000 years old, was buried underground and has no restorations.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 8 in
Place of Origin

Ancient Mediterranean


Ancient, Biblical Period


Herodian Period, 37 BCE – 73 CE

Materials and Technique


Dimensions (inches)

Ht: 4" Dia" 2.75"

Dimensions (metric)

Ht: 10.16cm Dia: 6.98cm




Very good, losses from wear and use, no restorations/repairs

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