200 -500 C.E.
Toys have been a common need at all times. Ceramic toys representing domesticated and wild animals were popular during the later imperial Roman period. This little pottery figurines were made by artists who decorated them beautifully.The original of this toy comes from the port city of Caesarea Maritima founded by HEROD THE GREAT in honor of Ceasar Augustus. CAESAREA became the center of the Roman Empire in the Land of Israel.The original vessel is in a private collection in Jerusalem.

# 109. A TOY CHICK

SKU: 0004

 The Bedouins call the camel "Boat of the Desert"...The unique qualities of the camel enable it to weather the most adverse desert conditions, surviving for days without water, while lightly treading over the vast sand dunes without sinking, protected from the violent sandstorms...In the more than six thousand years that elapsed since man first domesticated this "Boat of the Desert", the camel became instrumental in assisting travelers through the desert, and facilitating the transports of goods to far away lands. The camel's wool has been used for tent material and the weaving of carpets. Its milk is considered invaluable to healing and warding-off diseases.

According to the Kabbalah, a person who sees a camel in his dream, should thank the Lord for having saved him from death, since he had been overloaded with heavy problems, and need to release his emotions, and learn to forgive and forget. A person seeing himself riding on a camel in his dream, is destined to go on a long road.

May the light of the pottery camel flood your home with good health and fortune.