Bronze Bucket for Roman Military Use
In AD 66, the Jewish people revolted against Rome, who held control of the region. The Roman general Vespasian responded to the revolt, marching his troops into Judea from the north. He overtook town after town, demanding surrender or death of the Jewish revolters. Many Jews fled south, and the revolt climaxed with the siege and capture of Jerusalem in AD 70. It was at this time that the Jewish temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, never to be rebuilt, even to this day. The revolt ended with the capture of Masada in AD 74, and following that, the tenth Roman legion set up a long term garrison near Jerusalem to maintain control of the area.
The Roman army required many supplies to function and fight. Not only did they need weapons and armor, they also required items for daily use, such as this Roman bronze bucket. Bronze artifacts are very rare due to the value of the metal. Typically when a bronze vessel went out of use, it would be melted down to create something else. This bucket is slightly bell-shaped with a disc base and a flared rim. It features loops on the rim to attach the handle, which still remains intact.
Height:6″ Inches / 15 CM.
Diameter:6.5″ Inches / 17CM.
The Jewish people had hoped that their messiah would free them from their Roman oppressors. Instead, Jesus did something much greater: He offered forgiveness and freedom from bondage to sin.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.” – Luke 4:18–19
Antiquities from the land of the Bible are great investments and teaching tools. They bring the Bible to life in a tangible way, connecting the stories of the Bible with real artifacts that illuminate the text.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
Shipped direct from Jerusalem.
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.