This small replica of a clay jug has a ridged round base and neck. There are 2 notches on each side to help with handling the jug. A rope or string could be tied around the notches to help carry it or to hold down a lid. This jug could have been tied to a saddle or a camel. It is approximately 5 1/2 inches tall. This is a replica of a jug found in the Holy Land. This replica is made in Israel with native clay today just as it was 2000 years ago. Osmun Gifts imports this and other pottery directly from the Holy Land.
The photos shown are a sample of the pottery available. There will be variations in the height, width and placement of handles in each piece though each piece will be similar to the one shown with the high narrow necks and the protrusions.
These pottery pieces are not glazed and therefore are not safe for use to consume liquids. While the ancients used them as is, it is not recommended today that liquids be placed in them. This is one of the reasons that there were dietary laws concerning what foods could be mixed in the Bible. Unglazed clay is porous and absorbs the liquids placed within. However, these jugs may be used after cleaning for storage of grains.