Small beer jar (Slender ovoid jar)

Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast
2150–2040 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Dendara


Rim diameter: 7.7 cm; Maximum diameter: 10.5 cm; Height: 20.2 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Small beer jar with direct rim and pointed base: complete. The body of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling; the rim was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The jar is unslipped, though there are white blotches around the rim and neck, perhaps from a white wash. // GPMP type AB 4

“D” marked in black ink on shoulder. Card found with object notes, “Sec. 7, K2 type AB2 a, 98.1059 EL KAB, drawn JSA”.


From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF.
(Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription