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    Terracotta Incantation Bowl
    Middle East.
    Ca. 5th century A.D.
    7-3/8"D.
    A small clay bowl of simple form with rounded base and flared walls, inscribed with old Aramaic text or drawings. Sometimes referred to as "devil trap bowls" they were found at the four-corners of the foundations of houses, inverted and sometimes stacked and their purpose was either dedication or to ward off evil spirits. Repaired from six original pieces with a small restored rim shard of triangular form.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    19th Wednesday
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