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
- 10.4 × 16 × 14.9 cm (4 1/8 × 6 3/8 × 5 7/8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, Norman W. Harris, and Robert H. Fleming