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Wine Jar

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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
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."
Credit Line:
The Hasanlu Project (Hajji Firuz), 1968; Robert H. Dyson Jr.
Other Number:
HF68-205   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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