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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Tall pottery jar and lid of the type used to contain the Dead Sea Scrolls; repaired from fragments; found in Cave 1 which contained the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • Date

    • 4BC-68
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22 inches (jar)
    • Diameter: 10 inches (jar)
    • Height: 2.75 inches (lid)
    • Diameter: 7.25 inches (lid)
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Repaired from fragments.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Pottery lidded jar of the sort used to store the Dead Sea Scrolls


COMPASS Title: Pottery lidded jar of the sort used to store the Dead Sea Scrolls

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