What was kept in this?
It is presumed that this camel-shaped vessel held wine. It likely served ritualistic purpose; as you can imagine, it would be difficult to drink from and not large enough for storage.
Could you tell me what method was used to make this? Was it thrown on a wheel or perhaps made up of many pinch pots?
This item would have been sculpted by hand by simply combining pieces of clay, rather than primarily pinched or thrown on a wheel. You can see areas at the neck of each jug where it is clear that the details were achieved by then shaving away clay.
What can you tell me about the camel with jugs?
This camel dates to the Parthian period which is a period in Persia that roughly coincides with ancient Rome. Scholars believe this was a ceremonial wine vessel.
The camel was associated with Silk Road trade as they were more popular as beasts of burden in central Asia long before they were in western Iran.
The holes in the neck represent an ancient repair. You can see the crack between in them if you look carefully. The holes were drilled in order to tie the two pieces back together.