Green glazed vessels such as this vase with ornamental handles were imported from Southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). The lower parts of the handles sometimes end in knobs, or hands / paws. They appear to have been popular in SE-Arabia (UAE and Oman). Several of these were deposited as burial goods in tombs at Mleiha (Sharjah, UAE). They can be generally dated from the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century AD. This fragmentary vessel was discovered in 2013 in a plundered tomb at the Mleiha graveyard area AV zone Q and was restaured by Sharjah Archaeology Authority.