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Jar

18th century

National Museum of Qatar

National Museum of Qatar

Excavated in 1984 at the site of Al Zubarah this reconstructed wheel thrown jar is decorated with a turquoise glaze on both the interior and exterior. It is made of fine buff-white clay, and consists of a thick walled body, a short neck, and a small-ring foot. The lower half of the body is decorated with wavy and diagonal lines. This jar was used for liquid or food storage, particularly date syrup (dibs). This object demonstrates Qatar’s trade connections with the rest of the region during the 18th and 19th century.

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  • Title: Jar
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Type: Food Preparation and Consumption
  • Rights: National Museum of Qatar
  • Medium: Earthenware

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