About this object

History of use

Used for storing and pouring liquids

Cultural context


Physical description

Jug made of dark brown clay fired to grey/black on the surface, grainy coarse fabric containing fine silver-mica and many white limestone particles of various sizes. Poorly preserved very dark red/brown slip, originally quite glossy and thick. Small raised base of narrow diameter. Oval shaped body achieving its largest diameter in the upper half, very narrow short neck, large thickened, everted rim. Small flattened strap handle attached below rim and to upper portion of body. The widest portion of the body is left as a plain band defined at bottom and top by a shallow horizontal groove. The upper and lower zones of the body are decorated by an incised herringbone pattern. Each line of the pattern is made up of contiguously placed gouged dots.