Holy Land Tear Bottle / Jerusalem Ancient Clay Pottery / Hellenistic Period

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Seller: trackntreecom (977) 99.1%, Location: Florence, Arizona, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 254182648575 Hellenistic Period Tear Bottle / Jerusalem Dug Ancient Holy Land Pottery Date Range: 330 BC - 63 BC Measures: 3 1/2" Tall It's difficult to say exactly when the first tear bottles came into being, however, in the Old Testament of the Bible (KJV), a reference to collecting tears in a bottle appears in Psalm 56:8 when David prays to God, “Thou tellest my wanderings, put thou my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy Book?” David lived from 1055-1015 B.C. and wrote Psalm 56 about 1020 B.C. Tear bottles of the time might be made of glass, pottery, or stone. This piece is collected as part of a larger collection of Holy Land Artifacts and Relics. It has been purchased directly from Israel and was overseen by the Israeli antiquities authority to confirm it authenticity prior to leaving the country. It was also reviewed by an antiquities expert to further confirm its authenticity. This individual worked out of Washington D.C. and has been in the antiquities trade for very many years. Each piece within this collection has undergone close inspection and was purchased with the intention of being used as a University display, however it was never officially displayed due to lack of a secure space. The entire contents of the collection will be listed as time permits. The piece displayed is a very nice example of Hellenistic Period handicraft. These would have been common among many ancient cultures throughout the Levant, minor differences in shape and decoration style are used to help specify the geography of the piece. Please review photos closely. Thank you. Condition: Please see photos, Material: Clay

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