Ewers are tall vessels, often lidded, with a spout, used for containing water for handwashing; they frequently appear (at least iconographically speaking) with a bowl, used as a basin. An anthropomorphic or zoomorphic vessel used for this function is an aquamanile.

Some of these are listed out of chronological sequence, especially when two or more ewers are strikingly similar -- for example, Met 1944(44.15) and British Museum ME OA 1848.8-5.2.