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.
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- Ancient and Byzantine Art
- Ancient Egyptian
- Jar with Handles
- 4.2 × 5.7 × 5.5 cm (1 11/16 × 2 3/16 × 2 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris