Egyptian Early Dynastic pottery beer jarE277
A rough pottery beer jar with a pointed base and torpedo-shaped body, the body formed with numerous finger-compressions and covered in a pale brown slip.
Egypt, Early Dynastic period, c. 3150-2686 BC
25 x 12.8 cms
The base of the vase has been eroded/chipped to expose the black pottery core, some chips and an ancient crack on the rim
Ex. deceased estate, Oxfordshire, UK; acquired mid to late 20th Century, supplied with a metal tripod stand
For a similar beer jar from Abydos and now in the Petrie Museum, please see UC17555