Canaanite artisans were prolific, and their pottery came in an array of fantastic shapes, colors and sizes. This white ware jug is no exception, its ghostly exterior marked with dark brown lines that zigzag across the top half of its bulbous body. A wide base supports the body itself, while the short neck above ends at a large flat mouth.

A handle rises abruptly from the body and connects at the neck’s base, making a sturdy loop for the well-worn hands of an ancient Canaanite