Iron Age black clay oil filler in very good condition.
This type of black juglet is very distinctive of the Iron Age II (700-586 B.C.), and is a great piece from the time of great Prophets of the Judean Kingdom. The small opening was used to pour oil into lamps without spilling.
Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make. (Jeremiah 18:3-4)
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.