Helenistic Period, 330-37 B.C.E.
According to legend, the Helenistic King antiochus Epiphanes hasd desecrated the temple and impounded all the temple oil. The rebelling Jewish warriors – the Macabeans – rededicating the temple found only one juglet such as this, with pure oil to kindle the menorah of the temple. The wonder is that the oil in this one little juglet lasted eight days and nights which was the time needed for making new pure oil.
This miracle is still celebrated annually as the Hanukah Festival.
The original juglet was discovered in a cave on Mt. Zion, jerusalem and is part of the ANTIKA collection
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.