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Luxury Household Items

 

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purpose, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. (2 Timothy 2:20-21)
 
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Bronze Mixing Bowl, Wine Set

 

Date: 1300 - 1200 BC.

Place: Tomb 101, Tell es Sa'idiyeh, Jordan.

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

'Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.' (Proverbs 23:29-30)

 

 

 

Bowl with Cattle and a Vulture

 

Date: 2300 – 1900 BC

Place: Cyprus

 

Photographed at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

 

This vessel is quite fragile and was probably used as a ceremonial vessel.

 

 

 

Jug with Man and Deer

 

Date: 2300 – 1650 BC

Place: Cyprus

 

Photographed at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

 

This vessel is quite fragile and was probably used as a ceremonial vessel.

 

 

 

Corinthian Amphora

 

Date: 595 – 570 BC

Place: Tomb 5, Vulci [Italy]

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

 

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2 Corinthians 4:7)

 

 

 

Corinthian Jar

 

Date: 620 – 590 BC

Place: Vulci [Italy]

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

 

 

 

Lydian Oinochoe

 

Date: 610 – 580 BC

Place: Lydia

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

 

 

 

Glazed Pyxis

 

Date: 12th – 11th century BC.

Place: Babylon

 

Photographed at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

Baked clay with coloured glaze

 

 

 

Range of Household Items

 

Date: 12th century BC – 2nd century AD.

Place: Babylon

 

Photographed at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

Vessel with Coloured Glaze

 

Date: 8th century BC

Place: Asshur

 

Photographed at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

Bronze Cauldron

 

Date: 550 BC

Place: Leontinoi, Sicily [Italy]

 

A grave find with attachments in the shape of rams.

 

 

 

Silver Vessels

 

Date: 1st century AD.

Place: Grave of a young woman, North of Rome, Italy

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

Silver Vessels

 

Date: 1st century AD.

Place: Grave of a young woman, North of Rome, Italy

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

The Hildesheim Silver Treasure

 

Date: 1st century BC. – 1st century AD.

Place: Hildesheim, Germany

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

Pithos from Hazor

 

Date: 14th century BC

Place: Hazor [Israel]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

Used for storing grain or liquids.

 

Hazor was a very important city at the time of the conquest:

 

”At that time Joshua turned back and captured Hazor and put its king to the sword. (Hazor had been the head of all these kingdoms.)”  (Joshua 11:10)

 

 

Krater from Lachish

 

Date: 1550 – 1200 BC

Place: Fosse Temple, Lachish [Israel]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

Early example of painted pottery with bird and fish motifs.