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Iron Age Vessel with Painted Decorations - PF.2215
Origin: Israel
Circa: 900 BC to 700 BC
Dimensions: 3.5" (8.9cm) high x 2.5" (6.4cm) wide
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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Delicately shaped, adorned with the simplest of geometric patterns, this ancient vessel may originally have contained precious oils, perfumes or medicines. Aesthetically, its appeal is timeless, with fluid contours that speak to modern sensibilities as they surely did to ancient ones. It is remarkable that a functional object should be so beautiful. As we hold it today by its handle, we are aware that others held it similarly centuries before. Across the barriers of time and culture, we are intimately linked with their vanished world. - (PF.2215)


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