About this artwork
These jars were carved from very hard stone using a simple drill fitted with a copper tip. The small lug handles allowed the vessel to be suspended by cords. These vessels were probably used for the storage of ointment or liquids.
Currently Off View
- Ancient and Byzantine Art
- Ancient Egyptian
- Vessel with Lug Handles
- 8.8 × 5.2 × 4.8 cm (3 1/2 × 2 1/16 × 1 7/8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, Robert H. Fleming, and Norman W. Harris