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Terracotta Household Items

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Terracotta Cup

 

Date: c 3200 BC.

Place: Bab Edh Dhra, Jordan

 

Photographed at Bibleworld Museum & Discovery Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand.

 

100 mm high.

 

Bab Edh Dhra is possibly the site of ancient Sodom. This cup would have been used about one thousand years before the destruction of the city at the time of Abraham (Genesis 19).

 

 

 

 

Wine Jug

 

Date: 1850 - 1550 BC

Place: Found in Hebron

 

Photographed at Bibleworld Museum & Discovery Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand.

 

150 mm high.

 

 

 

 

Roman Terracotta Water or Oil Jug

 

Date: 63 BC - 330 AD.

Place: Found in Israel.

 

Photographed at Bibleworld Museum & Discovery Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand.

 

174 mm high.

 

 

 

 

Roman Painted Plate

 

Date: 63 - 330 AD.

Place: Found in Israel

 

Photographed at Bibleworld Museum & Discovery Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand.

 

195 mm diameter.

 

 

 

 

Storage Jar with Dipper Juglet

 

Date: 720-586 BC.

Place: Levant

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

 

Jug with Dipper

 

The handle of the jug doubles as a stand for the dipper and allows any excess liquid to drain back into the jug.

 

Photographed at the Kelso Museum, Pittsburgh, USA.

 

This type of jug was likely used for olive oil. Olive oil was used for a range of purposes including cooking, lighting and cosmetics.

 

2 Kings 4:1-7 records a widow who was blessed by God when she followed the instructions of the prophet Elisha to fill up all available jars with olive oil.

 

 

Pot and Juglet
 

Date: 3500 - 2000 BC

Place: Tomb C, Et-Tell, (possibly ancient Ai) [Israel]

 

This pot has a false neck used to hold a miniature jug.

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

 

 

 

Pilgrim Flask

 

Date: 1200 - 586 BC

Place: Levant

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

 

Selection of Pottery Vessels

 

Date: 1800 - 1550 BC.

Place: Jericho

 

From Tomb P1 at Jericho.

Excavated by Kathleen Kenyon.

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

 

 

Range of Pots, Jars and a Lamp

 

Date: Neo-Babylonian

Place: unknown

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

 

Range of Isin Larsa Pottery

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

Generally thin walled, well fired, undecorated.

 

 

Two Handled Oil Jar with Stopper

 

Date: 2246 – 2152 BC

Place: Tomb G ????

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine

Arts, Boston, Massachusetts  USA.

 

 

Large Jug

 

Date: 1800 – 1600 BC

Place: Central Turkey

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts  USA.

 

 

 

Large Jug

 

Date: 1800 – 1600 BC

Place: Central Turkey

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts  USA.

 

 

Large Jug

 

Date: 1800 – 1600 BC

Place: Central Turkey

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts  USA.

 

 

Selection of Pottery

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Tel Dan, Israel

 

Photographed at the Beit Ussishkin Museum, Israel.

 

 

Pottery Manufacture

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Tel Dan, Israel

 

Photographed at the Beit Ussishkin Museum, Israel.

 

You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”? (Isaiah 29:16)

 

 

Pottery Vessels

 

Date: 3300 – 3100 BC

Place: Tomb G2 at Bab edh-Dhra, Jordan

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.