Byzantine clay jug used for water, wine, or oil.
This is a lovely Byzantine terracotta jug discovered in Israel and dated ca. 500 – 650 AD, the early Byzantine Period.
The lamp measures 14.3 cm and is covered with a heavy earth encrustation.
This jug was actually made in a mold, and is made of rich, orange colored clay.
A raised ring encircles the filler-hole and a larger raised ring grows from around the top to enclose the opening.
The handle has four vertical lines in dark red stripes or lines on the front and back with a concentric circle on the top.
The raised ring base also has a concentric circle in the center.
A great historical piece from early Christianity!
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export.
Shipped to you direct from the Holy Land.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.