University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 69-12-15
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iran
Hajji Firuz
Archaeology Area: F10 (4c) 3A/20
Date Made: 5400-5000 BC
Early Date: -5400
Late Date: -5000
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 32cm
Outside Diameter:33.4cm
Credit Line:The Hasanlu Project (Hajji Firuz); Mary M. Voight, 1969
Other NumberHF68-205 - Field No SF

Description

"Wine Jar" pottery jar, restricted, carinated; found in fragments. Label: "Reconstructed storage jar. The jar is one of a series of jars found sunken into the floor along an interior wall of a "kitchen" in a well-preserved Neolithic house at HF Tepe in NW Iran. A reddish residue found inside the jar tested positive for wine and terebinth tree resin. The jar had a capacity of approximately 9 liters (2.5 gallons). It is the oldest known wine storage container in the world."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Pressing Matters Supplement (15 Mar 2008 - 20 Apr 2008)View Objects in Exhibition
Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Brun, Jean-Pierre, et al. 2009. Le Vin: nectar des dieux, geĢnie des hommes. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 34/ fig. 32View Objects cited in this Publication

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