Zev Radovan, courtesy Israel Museum

Spouted “Beer Jug”: Many of these jugs are known, but only this one has a human face on the neck of the vessel. It is called a beer jug because the sieve may have been used to keep the solid residue when the beer—if that is what the liquid was—was poured. Dating from the tenth century B.C., the eight-inch-high jug could be late Philistine or Israelite.