Authentic clay Herodian oil filler juglet from the Herodian Period (first century – Jesus’ time)
This small, clay pottery dates to the Herodian period. It was used to carry small amounts of oil, either for refilling oil lamps or for anointing. The style of this piece is known as unguentarium. It is also used in alabaster juglets and glass vessels from the first century. These small clay juglets were made in Jerusalem and its vicinity during the time of Jesus. Making them a great example of daily life in first century Judea. When Jesus was anointed at Bethany (Matthew 26:6-13), a woman came and anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume. From an alabaster juglet made in the same style as this piece.
Additionally, this Herodian oil filler is demonstrated in the parable of the ten virgins (Matt. 25:1-13). The parable where the five wise virgins bring extra oil. This is the vessel from Jesus’ time that was used to carry extra oil for such an occasion. It is a great illustration of life during the time of the Gospels.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
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