Magician’s Incantation Bowl
During the Greco-Roman period, magic was very popular. No matter how large or trivial a person’s problem, a magician could create an incantation to help – for a price. Magicians used a variety of instruments in their incantations. One of these was the magic incantation bowl.
Incantation bowls often contained text or a picture of a demon. The goal was to draw the demon out of the person and trap it in the bowl. A chanted incantation accompanied the use of the bowl. Once the magician determined that the demon was in the bowl, he would flip it over, trapping the demon. Some incantation bowls invoke the name of pagan deities of the time. Some even call on the name of Jesus, since he was known to have power over demons!
However, this bowl highlights the differences between Jesus and the magicians of his day. When Jesus cast out demons he did not need paraphernalia or chanted rituals. He didn’t need to call on the name of pagan gods. He was the ultimate source of power to cast out demons.
“When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.” – Matthew 8:16
This incarnation bowl is a shallow, round bowl made of yellowish clay. It features a large painted image of a man, perhaps the magician or the demon-possessed man.
Diameter:8″ Inches / 20 CM.
Height:1.5″ Inches / 4 CM.
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.
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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.