Pottery "Beer Jar"

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


Old Kingdom (2649-2100 BCE)

Nile silt, low fired

Overall: 13 3/4 × 5 3/8 in. (34.9 × 13.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa


8000-2000 BCE

Object Name


Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Archaeologist’s label: [2]10-220, followed by circle with horizontal line through it.

Course History

ANTH 50.50, Archaeology of Food, Jiajing Wang, Spring 2022

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 42, The Art of Drinking, Four Thousand Years of Celebration and Condemnation of Alcohol Use in the Western World, Ben O'Donnell, Class of 2008, Class of 1954 Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 19, 2007-February 17, 2008.

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.


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

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