"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."
The Hasanlu Project (Hajji Firuz), 1968; Robert H. Dyson Jr.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Pressing Matters Supplement (15 Mar 2008 - 20 Apr 2008)
Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006)
[Catalogue] Brun, Jean-Pierre, et al. 2009. Le Vin: nectar des dieux, génie des hommes. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 34/ fig. 32
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