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Small beer jar (Slender ovoid jar)

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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...

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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

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


Dendara, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World