Fine Aramaic Pottery Incantation Devil Trap bowl

 

13895. Fine Aramaic Pottery Incantation Devil Trap bowl

Mesopotamia, Sassanian Period, Ca 6th to 7th Century AD

The buff clay bowl with circular base, the interior inscribed with a magical inscription in Judeo-Aramaic with a multiple line spiral incantation, painted in black ink, and a demon (erotic?) figure also pictured, the text invoking the departure of evil spirits from the house. Two word inscription on reverse of bowl as well. Size 6-3/4 in D. x 2-5/8 in H. Ex Prominent NY collector DK. acq 2000s. Ex Prominent NY collector DK. acq 2006 from Lenny Alexander Wolfe, Jerusalem.

$6,500

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