Sam's Art gallery 

This work of art is an open topped jar made in Japan around the Jomon Period. The symmetrical look of the jar was very common in its time. What is rare about this artwork is it that it is very similar to modern day art. Even though this artwork was made around 10,500-300 BCE. and is one of the earliest known artworks in this time period. The size and proportions of this jar and the age stood out to me, I had to add it to my collection.
This artwork is a small, crudely made tile. The Hebrew alphabet is lightly sketched on the small tile. The age is guessed to of been made around the Iron Age (1200 - 1000 BC). What is amazing about this tile is that the alphabet on the tile is almost perfect with the current day Hebrew alphabet. The tile is very small (16x9 cm) and is to believed to of been a studying tool for a child.
My third artwork is a small, broken male figure. It was found broken in half inside a ossuary (burial box) in a cave. The cave was one of eight found in the excavating of an area known for Catholic Period. The figure was made of a cylinder, then from there the legs, arms, ears, nose, and buttocks were added on. A sharp tool was then used to add detail to the eyes and ears. What really interested me was how well the figure was made considering the purpose of it.
The fourth and final art piece is a four cornered representation of an alter. It is fairly crudely made, made in the Iron Age. It is suppose to be of a 10th century muslim alter. On the front there is a carving of a tree and the goddess Asherah. Asherah was the god of fertility, and the tree also represents life. What really attracted me to this art piece was the structure. The structure included arches on the sides and windows on the second level.
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