Storage Jar

Object Name: Jar

Date: 7th century

Geography: Made in Egypt

Culture: Coptic

Medium: Earthenware; painted, unglazed

Dimensions: H. 19 7/16 in. (49.4 cm)
Max. Diam. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
Diam. of Rim (interior): 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm)
Diam of Foot: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1923

Accession Number: 23.2.74


The painted patterns on this large storage jar are arranged to emphasize the swelling shape of the vessel. The animal, bird, and plant motifs are closely related to those found on contemporary textiles.