Period: Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty: Dynasty 21–22
Date: ca. 1070–712 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
Dimensions: H. 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number: 07.228.16
WIne services do not seem to have a long history in Egypt, but appear to have been introduced in the New Kingdom when wine-drinking became a feature of elite society in the Ramesside Period. Most if not all of the vessels in Tell Basta vessels belonged to just such a wine service associated presumably with a temple festival.
Jars like this one might be used for mixing wine.