Long-necked jar

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

Medium: Silver

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.