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Roman Terra Sigillata Jug - PF.1661
Origin: Found in Petra, Jordan
Circa: 50 BC to 150 AD
Dimensions: 8.25" (21.0cm) high x 6.25" (15.9cm) wide
Collection: Classical Antiquities
Medium: Terra Sigillata

Location: UAE
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At the height of the Nabatean Empire, this elegant vessel might have held oil, wine, or perhaps water. We can imagine some dark-eyed beauty laughing with her friends as she filled it at a well. 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 the 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.1661)


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