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Designation for a bulbous or cylindrical vessel used for transporting, storing, keeping and dispensing liquids. Smaller formats also serve as drinking vessels. Amphorae also belong to the group of jar-like vessels. The preferred materials for the production of jugs are mainly stoneware or glass, but silver, tin, porcelain, earthenware and others are also used. A jug usually has a vertical handle on the side and sometimes a beak-shaped spout (spout) and also a lid. In Greek mythology, the "Pandora's box" was a pithos (clay jug). Canopic jars are the vessels in which the entrails were buried separately during mummification in ancient Egypt. In the ancient site of Canopus (Egypt) there was a temple where the god of the afterlife Osiris was worshipped in the form of a jar with a human head that contained Nile water.

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