Beer Jar (Tall ovoid jar)

New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Buhen, Tomb H 80


Rim diameter: 8.6 cm; Base diameter: 7.7 cm; Height: approx. 26.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Beer jar with direct rim and flat, stringcut base: complete. The vessel was made on the wheel and is unslipped. The bottom of the jar bears finger marks where the potter lifted it from the wheel when finished. // 98.1082


From Buhen, tomb H 80. 1909-1910: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1910-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

(Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange