Beer jar (Slender ovoid jar)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2600–2200 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, El-Kab

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 9 cm; Legacy height: 28 cm

Accession Number

97.1080

Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Beer jar with direct rim and pointed base: complete. Below the shoulder, the vessel is handmade, likely through coiling, and bears deep vertical smoothing marks on the interior. Above the shoulder, the neck and rim of the vessel where made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The surface is unslipped. The middle of the vessel is marked with a pre-fired incised potmark in the shape of a circle which appears to have been made with a finger.

Provenance

From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription