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Beer jar (Slender ovoid jar)

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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...

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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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2600–2200 B.C.

Findspot

El-Kab, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 9 cm; Legacy height: 28 cm

Accession Number

97.1080

Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels