This earthenware cylinder is made after the cylinder in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were stored. Just like the scrolls they date from the period between 250 BC and 50 AD. The cylinders protected the scrolls from damage and wear.
This cylinder is completely handmade of the same clay as the original. It is made on a potter`s wheel and has a lid. It is completely functional and can be used for storaging papyrus scrolls. It has a height of 33 to 35 cm and has a diameter of 14 to 15 cm.
This item is a museum replica.
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