3rd cent. C.E.
A large trade of wine and oil was conducted bew\tween all parts of the Mediterranean with the appearance of the Phonecian seaman. On the shores of Israelm whithin the remains of ancient shipwrecks, amphoras are often recovered. They are large vessels (about 4 times the size of your amphora) with two earlike handles and a conical base enabling comfortable carrying and secure storage. Their origin should be looked for in the Aegean Islands.
The original amphora is from the collection of THE NUSEUM OF ANCIENT ART in HAIFA. It was chosen for presentation in the USA by the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.
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.