Wine Jar


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iran | Hajji Firuz

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 69-12-15
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iran | Hajji Firuz
Archaeology Area F10 (4c) 3A/20
Date Made 5400-5000 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Ceramic

"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.

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

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