Long-necked jar

New Kingdom, Ramesside

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124

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.

Long-necked jar, Silver

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