Ptolemaic Storage Jar

Illustration

Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 27 February 2018
Ptolemaic Storage Jar

This pottery jar was a storage vessel for funerary offerings and is thought to have once held some type of beef broth. On its surface, a beautiful floral pattern is painted. The jar was found in a Ptolemaic era tomb near Thebes, Egypt. The jar has been dated to sometime between the late 3rd Century and the 2nd Century BCE. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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Art, M. M. O. (2018, February 27). Ptolemaic Storage Jar. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8206/

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Art, Metropolitan M. O. "Ptolemaic Storage Jar." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8206/.

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Art, Metropolitan M. O. "Ptolemaic Storage Jar." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2018. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

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