Traditional Palestinian Pottery 3

Material: fired clay. Lots of inclusions.

Purpose: burner, brazier, portable fireplace. 

These vessels held hot coals for cooking. They control the fire, yet allow it to breathe. They also have fingers (left) or a "horseshoe" rim (right) to support a cookpot. 

Dinner, anyone?

These vessels are part of the collection of traditional pottery (Ottoman period) at the Palestinian Institute of Archaeology, Birzeit University.