Recently while excavating a tomb in Egypt, archaeologists discovered hundreds of 5,000-year-old wine jars. Many of the vessels were sealed, with stoppers still intact. Some even held the remains of well-preserved grape seeds. Jars have been used as food storage almost from the beginning of man’s time. Embellishment of such containers is/was commonly done. Here is one more example: the vessel is sapele, stabilized/dye cottonwood burl cabochons, macassar ebony (porthole segments), purpleheart, dyed veneers, and pieces of stabilized/dyed cottonwood.