Authentic Late Bronze Age Clay Bilbil (1550-1200 B.C.) used for medicine.
This type of medicine jug was made in Cyprus and imported to Israel during the Iron Age. The long, narrow neck indicates that it was used for either medicine or another very precious liquid. Some scholars have suggested that it was used for opium because of its shape, but this is still highly debated.
Very good condition
Height: 7 inches
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export.
Shipped 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.