A ceramic, glass, or stone container, usually with a single vertical loop handle and a molded lip or inserted spout for pouring, the latter sometimes through a set of sieve holes in the vessel just above the pouring lip. Jeremiah was instructed to bring wine to the Rechabites in pitchers (Jer 35:5), and a broken pitcher symbolizes death (Eccl 12:6).

Jer 35:5

5Then I set before the Rechabites pitchers full of wine, and cups; and I said to them, “Have some wine.”

Eccl 12:6

6before the silver cord is snapped, and the golden bowl is broken, and the pitcher is broken at the fountain, and the wheel broken at the cistern,

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