Middle Bronze, 2000-1500 B.C.E.
 

The original vessel found in a tomb in Jericho demonstrates artistic refinement and technical progress in the use of the potter’s wheel during the age of the Patriarches.
Jericho, an oasis north of the Dead-Sea, fed by a number of sweet water springs, is the oldest known town in the world (9000 B.C.E.). Digging in Jericho in the early 50’s, Dr. Kathleen Kenyon discovered life-size human figures modelled in clay made by the inhabitants  during a pre-pottery age.
The Bible tells us about the people of Israel, led by Joshua who by encircling the walls 7 times and blowing the Shofars (Ram horns) caused the walls of Jericho to tumble down,

 

# 102. JUG FROM JERICHO

$200٫00Price

 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.