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    Handsom Pottery Vessel

    JUDAEA. Hasmonean period, circa 300-100 BCE. Wide-mouthed pottery storage vessel. Standing 7.75 inches (20 cm) high, and 3.25 (8 cm) inches wide at the mouth. This wheel-thrown "elliptical" vase is of tapering cylindrical form, with a rounded, flattened base, smoothed, short neck, and flaring mouth with clean, simple lip. There are two folded handles on either side. Intact, with no apparent damage or restorations; indications of internal stress cracks present, visible under black light. Cf. R. Amiran, Ancient Pottery In The Holy Land, pl. 160.

    From The Living Torah Museum Collection; ex Michael Kaufman Collection, acquired by private donation.

    Common storage vessels similar to this one, with the addition of a hemispherical lid, were used to store the Dead Sea Scrolls in the cave complex near Qumran.

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