This is a replica of a Roman Flagon in use in the Holy Land during the 1st century AD. It was used by Jewish and Gentile alike. In this time period, the flagons would have been light in color such as this one with a globular body, narrow neck with a flange moulding and one handle. A flagon was used to hold liquids especially wine. One of this small size could have held the finest wine or a luxury perfume or anointing oils for the wealthy. The opening was small to help retain the scents and flavors inside and also to keep out dust and insects. A small cork would have been inserted to close the top.
This juglet is approximately 4 1/2 inches tall. Each is handmade in the Holy Land today as it was in the time of the Roman Empire and the time of Jesus. Each is unique and one of a kind. Colors, handle placements may vary from one flagon to another. This is not a automated mechanized modern factory but handmade pottery. Hold a piece of history in your hand.
Each flagon is imported from the Holy Land by Osmun Imports. These pieces are for decoration only. Do not drink from them. They are not glazed. While 2000 years ago, pottery was not typically glazed but the people then had a better understanding of mixing foods and drinks along with dietary rules and laws regarding what foods could be used. Each flagon or jug had a designated purpose and for the wealthy were often thrown out after using.