Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE

Made:
2000-1350 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Unknown

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Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC

The tapered bases of oil jars such as this could be pushed into the ground to keep the jar upright. Their small size suggests they probably held expensive liquids. This example dates from between 1580 to 1350BCE. This period in Egyptian history is known as the New Kingdom.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A608684
Materials:
complete, earthenware
type:
jug
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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