[Pottery Vessel Handles]

Handles.jpg
ca. 2nd -1st millennium BCE

Many pots were created with handles, which often survive intact along with other sherds, and from their shapes and sizes archaeologists can identify the types and approximate dates of the vessels to which they were attached. The handles here displayed are from a large storage jar (probably hand-formed without use of a wheel, ca. mid-second millennium BCE); from a storage jar thrown on a wheel (first millennium BCE); and from a fine thin-walled vessel (probably Roman period). Discovered at Tel Aphek, Israel.

Title

[Pottery Vessel Handles]

Date

ca. 2nd -1st millennium BCE

Description

Many pots were created with handles, which often survive intact along with other sherds, and from their shapes and sizes archaeologists can identify the types and approximate dates of the vessels to which they were attached. The handles here displayed are from a large storage jar (probably hand-formed without use of a wheel, ca. mid-second millennium BCE); from a storage jar thrown on a wheel (first millennium BCE); and from a fine thin-walled vessel (probably Roman period). Discovered at Tel Aphek, Israel.

Source

Private Collection of Emeritus Professor Douglas A. Knight

Files

Handles.jpg

Citation

“[Pottery Vessel Handles],” Gallery, accessed September 24, 2018, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/3457.