Pottery funnel necked pot. John Garstang’s excavations at Meroe in Sudan were mostly focused on the city and its surrounding structures. His team also cleared groups of tombs in nearby cemeteries and found large quantities of handmade beer jars like this one. This jar is marked by the impression of a mat or textile pressed against the wet clay before firing. Marked M16 332 and GN 36 [Garstang Nubia 36]. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped rim, worn surface, surface cracks, neck very crazed surface, surface dirt.