Biblical antiquity: Second Temple period alabaster inkwell from the first century (Jesus’ time)
It is thought the 2 holes on the side of these ink pots were for a string to pass through in order to carry them.
This piece is registered with the Israel Antiquities Authority on behalf of Zak’s Antiquities.
Registration number: 908
Found in Jerusalem.
Height: 2.7″ inch / 7 cm.
Width: 4″ inch / 10 cm.
Alabaster stone was imported to Israel from Egypt in ancient times, so it was very expensive. Therefore, it was used to make vessels that held precious liquids, such as perfume, during the first century.
An excellent piece with a biblical connection!
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export.
A woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. (Matthew 26:7)
Shipped 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.