Beer Jar (Ovoid jar)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Ballas

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 10.5-12.3 cm; Height: 33.5 cm

Accession Number

97.114

Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Beer jar with modeled rim, very short neck, and pointed base: complete. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely though the coiling technique, while the short neck and rim were made on a wheel or similar turning device. The jar was not slipped. // GPMP type AB4, Reisner type A-4.

Provenance

From Ballas. excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over
Gift of W.M.F. Petrie: March 1897

Credit Line

Gift of W. M. F. Petrie