Seller: howardturner (771) 100%, Location: Ridgefield, Connecticut, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 254179929445 Here is an ancient Holy Land Jewish "Devil Trap" bowl or incantation bowl. It dates to about 600 AD and has a shallow body with a very faded ( not readable but script can be faintly seen) incantation the spirals from the rim towards the center of the bowl which would "set a trap" for the succubus Lilith and or other evil demon gods. Ancient people of the Near East ffrom Mesopotamia to Palestine that a demon goddess named Lilith was responsible for all sorts of bad things that can happen to a family but if the bowl was placed properly and the incantations were inscribed properly beneficent deities would repel or "entrap" her so she could not do her worst on that family.. This bowl stands 2" tall and flares from a small circular foot that is 2 1/4" in diameter and flares immediately outward to a rim that is 6" in diameter,. It is hand made with a light tan slip. The incantation verse lines can be seen in the center of the bowl. The exterior of the bowl has no decoration. The bowl was purchased from Abraxas Gallery in 2004.