The Holy Land is the area considered sacred to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. It lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. It had long been part of the Roman Empire by the time this flagon was made. At the time this jug was made, the Roman Empire as a whole was on the bring of collapse, and would soon divide into the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire.
Roman Holy Land Pottery Jug
A Roman twin-handled jug in orange pottery with a cream slip. The vessel has a plain round rim, from below which a pair of handles extend to the shoulders on either side of the funneled neck. The base of the body tapers to a short foot and the vessel stands on a flat base.
Condition: Very fine condition, complete and intact with a few minor faults and surfaces discoloured in a few areas from accretions.