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  • Ancient Biblical Holy Land Perfume Juglet, Judea (1784B-WSA) $395

    H: 5.75”   Dia: 3.375″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This pottery Judean juglet was made during the Biblical Period in the Holy Land (Levant) 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 costly contents. Covered with slip to lessen leakage and improve their appearance, these were used throughout the Roman-Empire.

  • Ancient Terracotta Oenochoe (Wine Jug), Roman North Africa (3197A-UOM) $275

    H: 4.5”  W: 3”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING WITHIN CONTINENTAL U.S. !

    Small wine jugs were made in the Roman North Africa territory called Africa Proconsulares and exported throughout the empire. Made and decorated with ribbing and a single handle on a potters wheel it was fired in a kiln.  Simple and unadorned functional objects called coarse wears were made everyday use and to make offerings to deities using inexpensive long-lasting materials.  Very good example of pouring vessels from ancient history throughout the Roman Empire.

  • Ancient Biblical Holy Land Amphoriskos, Judea (1934VHE) $425

    H: 5.75”  W: 3.375” | FREE SHIPPING!

    An amphora is Greek jar with a single or double handles made in a variety of sizes and copied by all ancient Mediterranean trading nations. This amphoriskos, literally a “small amphora,” has a stunning profile and one handle but is top heavy and cannot stand without support. It dates from the time of the Holy Land during the first Jewish Biblical Period in Judea circa the 8th to 6th century BCE, a ancient time from which few pieces survive intact.

  • Ancient Biblical Holy Land Burnished Juglet, Judea (1938QKM) $360

    H: 3”  Dia: 2.75″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This small juglet has a globular body, a round base, a very short neck, a wide mouth and short handles on each side. Like many other small Second Temple Period (circa 597-300BCE) pieces it is a functional item covered with a black slip and burnished. Small juglets like this “…were finished to a higher quality and were used for cosmetics and scented oils [and perfumes and ointments].” (Frank) This piece is intact, in good condition and a genuine piece from ancient history. There are two chips on the mouth rim, body dents, and burnish losses, all expected for its age and longer than two millennia old burial.


    Tom Frank, “Imagining the Past: Archeology and the Bible: a juglet to anoint,” September, 2014.

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    Ancient Biblical Period Burnished Juglet, Judea (1937DKE) SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $375.00.Current price is: $275.00.
    H: 3.375”  W: 2.75”  D: 2.5”   oN STAND h: 5.5” | FREE SHIPPING within Continental U.S.

    This ancient hand made ancient pottery juglet from biblical Judea has a globular body, a round base and a short neck flaring into a triangular mouth and its circular handle runs from its mouth to the shoulder.

  • Ancient Ceramic Snail Shaped Vessel, West Mexico, Jalisco (3290BLB) $435

    H: 4.75”  W: 2.75”  D: 1.75” | FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    In ancient Mesoamerica snails signified birth, generation, and resurrection and were a source of spirituality.  The size and shape of his West Mexico Protoclassic (circa 200BCE – 200CE)  ceramic snail suggest it was made to hold liquids. Many early Jalisco ceramics were utilitarian and used for cooking, carrying water or storing seeds. Pieces like this with a wide large spout were often painted with designs that faded since they were not fired after painting. Urban centers in Colima Jalisco-Nayarit were abandoned for centuries, so utilitarian objects were rarely found whole and had to be assembled and restored. This piece is in very good condition with cracks and paint losses and may have expected repairs at its spout.

  • Ancient Daunian Earthenware Cup, Magna Graecia, Italy (1789LME) $595

    H: 3”  W: 4.75”  D: 4” | FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    This Daunian style earthenware cup was produced in the ancient northern Italian region Apulia, then known as Magna Graecia, from the 6th or 5th centuries B.C.E.. It was covered with beige slip and painted with red, brown and black earth colors in a variety of geometric patterns. Its curved rim and high handle was ideal for pouring liquids like water and wine.  The handle may have been repaired as there is an uneven slip underneath it or may have been attached it was painted but it is otherwise in very good condition.

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    Ancient Earthenware Carinated Flagon with Handle, Roman North Africa (3188BOB) SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $625.00.Current price is: $525.00.
    H: 8.5”  Dia: 5.5” | FREE SHIPPING!

    The shape of this elegant carinated ancient earthenware  pouring vessel used to hold and dispense potable liquids:  water, wine and other drinks. They were used to hydrate everyone including laborers, field workers, ship-rowers, army personnel and people in their homes and were placed wherever they were needed.

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    Ancient Earthenware Carinated Flagon, Roman North Africa (3191BLB) SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $775.00.Current price is: $595.00.
    H: 4.5”  W: 3”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING WITHIN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    This Roman ceramic flagon is a uniquely shaped vessel used to store and pour potable liquids. A crème slip carinated jug with a high profile and a trefoil pouring spout, it has a strap handle attached from the carinated edge to just below the rim for easy handling. Roman coarse wars like this were use for liquids and to make offerings to household deities.

  • Ancient Earthenware Jarlet, Roman North Africa (3195A-DAE) $225

    H: 4.625”  Dia: 3.625″ | FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    Earthenware pottery jarlets like this were made in ceramics center in Roman North Africa territories called Africa Proconsularis. They were made to hold liquids such as oils, perfumes, ointments or cosmetics . This small vessel was made with a potter’s wheel with decorated grooved ribbing etched on the surface and fired in a kiln. It is a good example of a ceramic pouring vessel from ancient history used throughout the Roman Empire.

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    Ancient Earthenware Shallow Bowl, Roman North Africa (3184PKM) SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $525.00.Current price is: $425.00.

    Produced locally in Roman North Africa ceramic centers in Africa Proconsularis after the Roman Empire expanded, pottery like this was shipped throughout the Empire. Functional wares called coarse wares were covered with slip to make them less porous and sometimes as here red paint added for decoration.This finely shaped red clay earthenware is less typical than other bowls with thinner, ,taller and slightly curved walls.

  • Ancient Glazed Ceramic Han Wing Cup, China (1009BOH) $450

    H: 1.5”  W: 5.125”  D: 3.875” | FREE SHIPPING WITHIN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    This Han dynasty green glazed winged cup is a mingqi burial object placed in a tomb to comfort and satisfy the deceased. Winged cups were popular during the Han Dynasty when they were made from molded earthenware covered with a thick green leaded glaze which sometimes , as here, caused a chemical reaction between the lead and the tomb’s humidity resulting in an iridescent silver-green color.

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