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Late Bronze Age Cypriot Terracotta Bilbil - PF.1110
Origin: Cyprus
Circa: 1500 BC to 1250 BC
Dimensions: 5.25" (13.3cm) high x 3.25" (8.3cm) wide
Collection: Classical Antiquities
Medium: Terracotta

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Location: United States
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It has been suggested that the bulbous shape and vertical slit decoration of vessels like this evoke the opium poppy full to bursting. This graceful bilbil was probably made on Cyprus and exported to ancient Palestine carrying opium, valued as a medicine in antiquity. The healing energy of ancient hands seems to cling to it still. When our touch rests where other hands did in biblical times, we establish a direct bond to that vanished world. - (PF.1110)

 

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