Created in the age of David and Solomon, this
simple but charming vessel glows with the rich
patina of history.
Our imagination is stimulated as we try to
picture whose hands might have held this
vessel almost three millennia ago. It is
plausible that such a Chalice was used by
Samuel to symbolically anoint Saul as the King
of Israel., or used ritually to celebrate a
religious ceremony or victory in public.
Whatever the secrets of its past, we are aware
that it was crafted by ancient hands, held and
used by people who lived in a time of religious
and political revolution. Although its original
contents have long disappeared, the energy of
those vanished lives is still contained within
this vessel. This Chalice was once a vital,
indispensable part of everyday life in the
ancient world. Today, it is even more valuable
to our modern lives, not as a container, but as
a symbol of the past. This vessel holds history
inside, it reminds us of the lives, the joys and
struggles, the triumphs and defeats, of those
who came before us.