Miriam Flesch

Replicas of antiquities
- exclusive silver designs on pottery vessels

These pottery vessels are replicas of earthenware found in archeological excavations in Israel and the surrounding area, which are dated from different prehistorical and historical periods:

- the Neolithic (8,300 - 4,500 BC)
- the Chalcolithic (4,500 - 3,100 BC)
- the Canaanite - early, middle & late bronze
  (3,100 - 1,200 BC) 
- Biblical times, the 1st and 2nd Commonwealth
  (1,200 BC - 70 AD)
- the Roman and Byzantine period (70 - 640 AD),
  and later eras. 

The vessels were used for all aspects of daily life.
Some were used for preparatingf food - cooking , baking, drawing water. Others were used as eating utensils and wine pitchers. Very large "legless" vessels were buried in the ground and used for storage
of grains, olive oil, wine and other daily commodities. There were small vessels used for perfumes and spices, and there were vessels that were used in religious ceremonies in the 1st and 2nd Temples. Last but not least, were the oil lamps filled with olive oil for lighting.

The pottery is ornamented with ancient Hebrew and Aramaic script and with geometric designs and other motifs, such as: the Menora, animals, birds, flowers, personal seas, and others, that were used in ancient 
and Biblical times. The designs are made of sterling silver (925) that is used  to give it an ancient look.
Each vessel is placed on a stand to enhance it, and to give it an authentic museumlike setting. 

Miriam Flesch


Listed in
Israel Art Guide
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