Pottery "Beer Jar"

Egyptian, Egypt, Africa


Old Kingdom (2649-2100 BCE)

Nile silt, low fired

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

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase



Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt


8000-2000 BCE

Object Name



Ancient Egypt


Not on view


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

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.

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.


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

Old Number

Reading Museum # 210-220

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