Pottery Wine Jar

Egyptian, possibly Tarkhan, Egypt, Africa

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Second half Dynasty 1 (3000-2900 BCE)

Nile silt, medium-fired

Overall: 26 3/4 x 8 11/16 in. (68 x 22 cm)

Overall: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)

Overall: 3 15/16 x 26 11/16 in. (10 x 67.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase

39.64.6673

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

8000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Vessel

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

This intact storage jar for wine has pot marks incised on the shoulder before firing which are believed to be an early form of writing.

Course History

ANTH 12.5, Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Virginia Herrmann, Winter 2014

ANTH 12.5, Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Virginia Herrmann, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.

Provenance

British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Univeristy College, London); Museum and Art Gallery Reading, England; sold to present collection, 1939.

Old Number

Reading Museum: no number

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