This small jug with its two high side handles is a replica of some of the clay pottery found in the archaeological digs in the Holy Land. This reproduction of an ancient piece of pottery is approximately 5 inches high. While we do not know for sure what this would have been used for, it is likely to have dry goods such as grains or oils inside it. It is made of clay from the same area that the original clay pots were made in the Holy Land and made using the same methods and techniques as 200 years ago. With the side handles, the jug could be secured during travel by a rope.
The photos shown are a sample of the pottery available. There are slight variations in the height, width and placement of handles in each piece. Color of the jug may also vary depending on the type of clay used by the potter.
These pottery pieces are not glazed therefore we cannot recommend or condone use of these pieces of pottery for food consumption. While the ancients used them as is, it is not recommended today that liquids be placed in them. Due to the nature of the clay, they are porous and would harbor traces of the liquids in them. They may be used after cleaning with water for storage of grains.