Nabil I. Khairy

Bought from a “Bedwin” in the West Bank of Jordan, this inkwell displays the same unusual shape and folding handles of the inkwell illustrated at the beginning of this article, although it measures only about 2 inches (4.9 cm) high and 2 inches (5.4 cm) in diameter. While the provenance of this pot remains a mystery, the similarity to the inkwell from Qumran suggests that this too may have come from that location.