The stock image depicts several alabaster bottles or jars, which were commonly used in the ancient Near East for holding precious oils and perfumes. The bottles are crafted from a smooth white stone, with elegant curves and intricate details etched into their surfaces.
The stoppers of the bottles are made from cork or wood and are held in place with twine or rope. These vessels were considered a symbol of wealth and luxury and were often given as gifts or used in religious ceremonies.
In the Bible, alabaster bottles are mentioned several times, including in the story of the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume from an alabaster jar.