Noah character jug modeled by David B. Biggs and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 2001 limited edition of 1,000. According to the Bible in Genesis chapters 5-9, Noah, the tenth generation descendent from Adam, was instructed by God to build a large wooden ark and fill it with his family and a pair of every animal on the earth, as well as every variety of plant life. He and his family waited through forty days and forty nights of constant rain aboard the ark while God, in his anger, destroyed the remainder of the Earth with an all-encompassing flood. After the rain ceased and the waters began to recede, Noah let loose a dove in hopes of discovering dry land. Soon the dove returned to Noah with an olive branch in its beak indicating that land was once again appearing from under the water. God displayed for Noah a brilliant rainbow as a sign that he would never again destroy the earth by flood. The ark, a camel and rainbow form the handle of this jug.
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