Wine Jar

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Object Number:69-12-15
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iran
Hajji Firuz
Archaeology Area: F10 (4c) 3A/20
Date Made: 5400-5000 BCE
Early Date: -5400
Late Date: -5000
Section:Near Eastern
Height: 32 cm
Outside Diameter:33.4 cm
Credit Line:The Hasanlu Project (Hajji Firuz); Mary M. Voight, 1969
Other Number:HF68-205 - Field No SF


"Wine Jar" pottery jar, restricted, carinated; found in fragments.

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. 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 one of the oldest known wine storage containers in the world.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Pressing Matters Supplement (15 Mar 2008 - 20 Apr 2008) View Objects in Exhibition
In the Artifact Lab: Conservation in Action (08 Apr 2017 - 12 Feb 2018) 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
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Tchernia, André, and Poux, Matthieu, and Brun, Jean-Pierre. 2009. Le Vin: nectar des dieux, génie des hommes.. Montpellier. pg. 331 p. : ill. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 34/ fig. 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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