Middle Bronze, 2000-1550 B.C.E.


The Carinated Bowl is so named for its sharply angular shoulder, resempling the keel of a ship (Latin-‘Carina’). It is typical of the age of the Patriarchs, a period of refinement in pottery vessels and was used for both food and beverage. 
The original vessel was found in Megiddo, situated on the path connecting Egypt and Mesopotamia -Africa and Asia. Excavations revealed twenty layers of continuous occupation. It was conquered by David in the 10th century B.C.E and became a horseman and Chariot city during the reign of King Solomon.
Such a bowl can be seen in THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM, Jerusalem




 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.