A HERODIAN PERIOD PILGRIM FLASK
Catalog:Pottery:Holy Land: stock #1370480
1st Century BCE- 1st Century CE
A stylistic departure from other jugs of the period the most noteworthy feature of these vessels is their bulbous off-center protrusions which create the distinctive shape of the body. The vessel itself is thin walled and is topped with a straight, reinforced neck terminating in a reinforced everted rim, creating even more contrast with its asymmetrical body. Two handles extend from the neck of the vessel to the shoulders for functionality.
In excellent condition.
From a private American collection.
Loffreda, Stanislao, â€śHoly Land Pottery at the time of Jesus: Early Roman Period (63 BC-70 AD), (Jerusalem: 2003), p. 46-47, fig. 75 and 76.
Most notable for its unorthodox shape, this vessel is exquisitely crafted and and displays an in-depth understanding of pottery production. Examples of this type can be found throughout the Holy Land with many examples being unearthed in a palace in Jerusalem named the â€śHerodian Resistanceâ€ť.