2-Terra Cotta Tear Vials Holy Land, Roman period 1st-c.2nd Century AD 5.25-4.75"

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Seller: ggwin1234 (6,028) 100%, Location: Madison Heights, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153467681455 2-Terra Cotta Tear Vials Holy Land, Roman period c.1st - 2nd Century AD 5 1/4" and 4 3/4" TallVery nice condition. No breaks or chips. Glued to black glass standI do not know anything about these. I am selling them for a friend that has had them for over 40 years and does not remember how he got them.I cannot guarantee their authenticity but comes with a very fragile paper with the guarantee of authenticity. Take that for what it's worth.See last photo. If anyone out there can help me with this I would appreciate it.Below is what I found on Google: For the purpose of this discussion, we'll think of antiquity as the time significantly before Christ. In fact, discoveries of ancient objects made near the time of Christ continue to guide our perspective on history.It's difficult to say exactly when the first tear bottles came into being, however, in the Old Testament of the Bible (KJV), a reference to collecting tears in a bottle appears in Psalm 56:8 when David prays to God, “Thou tellest my wanderings, put thou my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy Book?” David lived from 1055-1015 B.C. and wrote Psalm 56 about 1020 B.C. Tear bottles of the time might be made of glass, pottery, for sardonyx stone. Wineskins or animal skins were also a common vessel for carrying fluids.One might speculate that tear bottles were common enough during these times that David would make reference to the concept of collecting tears in a bottle so that his audiences would understand his message. Perhaps not. The Psalm reference may have purely metaphorical, only to inspire later use of tear bottles. Interestingly, tear bottles dating from 100 A.D. are still in existence today and are occasionally sold by antiquities dealers. However, I've yet to photograph tear bottles that date earlier than about 100 A.D.For the purpose of this discussion, we'll think of antiquity as the time significantly before Christ. In fact, discoveries of ancient objects made near the time of Christ continue to guide our perspective on history.It's difficult to say exactly when the first tear bottles came into being, however, in the Old Testament of the Bible (KJV), a reference to collecting tears in a bottle appears in Psalm 56:8 when David prays to God, “Thou tellest my wanderings, put thou my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy Book?” David lived from 1055-1015 B.C. and wrote Psalm 56 about 1020 B.C. Tear bottles of the time might be made of glass, pottery, for sardonyx stone. Wineskins or animal skins were also a common vessel for carrying fluids.One might speculate that tear bottles were common enough during these times that David would make reference to the concept of collecting tears in a bottle so that his audiences would understand his message. Perhaps not. The Psalm reference may have purely metaphorical, only to inspire later use of tear bottles. Interestingly, tear bottles dating from 100 A.D. are still in existence today and are occasionally sold by antiquities dealers. However, I've yet to photograph tear bottles that date earlier than about 100 A.D.For the purpose of this discussion, we'll think of antiquity as the time significantly before Christ. In fact, discoveries of ancient objects made near the time of Christ continue to guide our perspective on history.It's difficult to say exactly when the first tear bottles came into being, however, in the Old Testament of the Bible (KJV), a reference to collecting tears in a bottle appears in Psalm 56:8 when David prays to God, “Thou tellest my wanderings, put thou my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy Book?” David lived from 1055-1015 B.C. and wrote Psalm 56 about 1020 B.C. Tear bottles of the time might be made of glass, pottery, for sardonyx stone. Wineskins or animal skins were also a common vessel for carrying fluids.One might speculate that tear bottles were common enough during these times that David would make reference to the concept of collecting tears in a bottle so that his audiences would understand his message. Perhaps not. The Psalm reference may have purely metaphorical, only to inspire later use of tear bottles. Interestingly, tear bottles dating from 100 A.D. are still in existence today and are occasionally sold by antiquities dealers. However, I've yet to photograph tear bottles that date earlier than about 100 A.D. Condition: Very nice condition. No breaks or chips., Material: Terra Cotta, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

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