A Mandaean Incantation bowl with script in black pigment

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A Mandaean Incantation bowl with script in black pigment
Pottery bowls of this type were placed upturned in the foundations of dwellings and were believed to offer protection to the house and its occupants by trapping malevolent spirits.
Stock Number:
y2622
$ 685.00

Description

A Mandaean incantation bowl with the inner surface with script in Mandaeic or Aramaic in black pigment.

Pottery bowls of this type were placed upturned in the foundations of dwellings and were believed to offer protection to the house and its occupants by trapping malevolent spirits.

Origin:

Circa 5th to 7th Century A.D., Southern Mesopotamia.

Dimensions:

Height: 6.3 cm / Diameter: 15.7 cm

Condition:

Surface wear in good condition