Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) March 19, 2010
What is thought to be one of the most extensive collections of artifacts from Israel during the time of Jesus Christ's Last Supper will be auctioned on eBay beginning March 23rd.
The owner of this unique collection is an accomplished historian with dual citizenship in both the United States and Israel. As a youth, he became fascinated by the ancient Holy Land and decided to become a historian with a particular interest in the lives of Yeshua (Hebrew for Jesus) and his followers in Roman Palestine. His lifelong goal became to seek out and acquire intact clay pottery used in Judea during the time of Christ sufficient to accurately replicate the Last Supper table setting and scene.
The Last Supper Collection Auction as it is being called consists of more than fifty bowls, plates, drinking cups, pitchers, oil lamps, a large amhora, and a rare chalice -- all made and used in Judea during the Roman era. Each piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from several dealers of antiques in Jerusalem, some of whom are members of families that began the study and sale of antiquities well before the modern State of Israel was founded in 1948. These relationships, along with a growing knowledge of Judean artifacts, allowed the historian access to ancient objects rarely seen.
After discussing how best to share this fragile clay ensemble with the world, the owner and his wife are unable to personally finalize such details due to his deteriorating health. The two of them have decided it's time to pass the torch to someone who has the vision and resources necessary to complete the mission.
For the first time the public will soon have an opportunity to view and bid on this precious Judeo - Christian treasure which has traveled so many years and miles to America. Munchel's has been commissioned to sell this wonderful collection of ancient Judean pottery on Ebay beginning on March 23rd with the auction scheduled to last 10 days.
Over 30 photographs of the artifacts to be auctioned in The Last Supper Collection can be viewed right now on Facebook:
Munchels.com eBay Manager
Munchel's Fine Jewelry and Coin
3227 South Floria Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 797-9050 or (863) 619-6269
ebaysales (at) munchels (dot) com