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A nice Mesopotamian 'Devil's Trap' or incantation bowl, c. 7th Century AD, with widely flared walls and slightly flattened bottom. The interior with Judeo-Aramaic or Syriac inscription in dark brown slip spiraling all the way to the bottom. Dia: 6 1/4 in (16 cm). Light mineral deposits throughout. The 'Devil Trap' bowl, an apotropaic device, was used to ward off evil, usually within structures. By placing it within a room the spell would serve to protect those who dwell within or visit the structure. Ex Tom Cederlind estate.


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Mesopotamian 'Devil's Trap' or incantation bowl

Estimate $1,000 - $1,200Sep 25, 2016
PO Box 278
Montrose, CA 91021-0278
United States
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