Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avraham Hay
The Annunciation depicted on a pilgrim’s flask
6th century CE
H: 10; D: 2 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1965-434
This flask depicts the scene in which the angel Gabriel informs the Virgin Mary of her pregnancy. Surrounding the scene is a Greek inscription from the New Testament: “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28).

Israeli, Yael, and Mevorach, David, Cradle of Christianity, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000, English / Hebrew

Cradle of Christianity, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 28/03/2000 - 30/01/2001
From King David to Jesus - From Biblical Israel to Christianity (Tesouros da Terra Santa), MASP, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 01/08/2008 - 31/10/2008

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir