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Byzantine Terracotta Juglet - PF.1574
Origin: Jerusalem, Israel
Circa: 300 AD to 500 AD
Dimensions: 4.75" (12.1cm) high x 3.75" (9.5cm) wide
Collection: Byzantine Art
Medium: Terracotta


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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The sunset of the Classical world marked the dawn of the Christian era. In that period, this elegant vessel may have held oil or wine, perhaps a votive offering of milk or honey left at a temple or church. 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 he 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. - (PF.1574)

 

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