This bowl is a replica of an artifact found in the excavation of the Tel Qasil (ancient Tel Aviv) Philistine Temple. Bird-shaped bowls were common in the 11th century B.C. (the century that saw the Judges and the story of Ruth), when they were frequently displayed on cylindrical stands. The bowl itself is wheel-thrown, while the wings and head had to be formed by hand. The original bowl from the Tel Qasil Temple is on exhibit today at the Eretz Yisrael Museum in Tel Aviv.
The Tel Qasil Pottery Kit contains:
potsherds buried in sand;
glue (for sticking together potsherds);
paintbrush (for applying glue);
plaster (for filling in holes);
spatula (for applying plaster);
balloon (for applying plaster in some pieces);
complete instructions and a welcome to the world of archaeology by Perli Pelzig (English & Hebrew);
scroll explaining the beginnings of ancient pottery (English and Hebrew);
a display card containing interesting information about the origin, usage, and history of your pot (English & Hebrew).
Assembled Size: 10.5 X 11 X 6.5 inches
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