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ca. 1,100 B.C.E.
Storage vessels were used to hold all sorts of important commodities, from grain to oil to flower, etc.
The jar handle you see has a stamp impressed in it with an ancient Hebrew inscription while identifies the city from which it originated. The city mention here is Memsheth, and identifies it as belonging ''to the king'', believed to be good king Hezekiah of Judah. Evidently, these jars were transported with their contents for use by the king and his household possible as a form of taxation in those times.

2001-2002 Museum of Biblical World