Vessel card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Vessel

49.47.746

Currently not on display

Information

Pottery funnel necked beer jar. 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 in ink GN46 (Garstang's Nubia collection number) and excavation find spot number "310 M10".