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My writing is an alabaster jar...poured out for the Lord's glory and pleasure... Beautiful post by Jennifer Strickland.
Bronze Cowrie Container. A leaping tiger (between the two oxen, only its forepaws are visible in this photo) menaces two oxen on the lid, while two more tigers climb up the sides of the container. A flying bird and two monkeys in a tree observe the scene. Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 25 AD) Yunnan Provincial Museum, Kunming
A CHOICE PHOENICIAN 'BIL-BIL', ca. 1200-900 BC. The classic Phoenician vessel with spherical body on everted ring base with high neck with everted rim, a single strap handle looping gracefully from the shoulder to the neck, the body ornamented with curving ridges.