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Middle Bronze Age Terracotta Jug - SP.260
Origin: Hebron Hills, Israel
Circa: 1900 BC to 1600 BC
Dimensions: 9" (22.9cm) high
Collection: Biblical
Style: Middle Bronze Age II
Medium: Terracotta

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Created during the age of the Hebrew patriarchs, prior to the time of Moses, this elegant vessel might have held a drink offering, or perhaps served as a pouring vessel, or decanter for water or wine. 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. - (SP.260)

 

 

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