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Big Jar Decorated with Fish, Crosses, and Plants
Big Jar Decorated with Fish, Crosses, and Plants

The zeir, or big jar, is decorated with Coptic symbols including fish, crosses, and plants. The neck of the jar is adorned with a Nile fish and the lower area is divided into scenes separated by columns.

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Big Jar for Storing Wine
Big Jar for Storing Wine

This clay jar was used for storing wine. It is decorated with a vine and clusters of grapes and embellished with two human faces.

Jar

Big Jar with Christian Symbols
Big Jar with Christian Symbols

This large jar has drawings of people, a peacock or eagle, flowers, and some ornamental shapes on the upper part only.

Jar

Big Jar with Four Animals
Big Jar with Four Animals

The jar is divided into segments. The segments contain four symbols that are probably intended to represent the four animals of the Book of Revelations.

Jar

Four Canopic Jars of Maherepri
Four Canopic Jars of Maherepri

The four canopic jars are made of fine alabaster and they have human heads as stoppers. The canopic jars are inscribed with hieroglyphic signs filled with blue paste containing the name of the deceased called Maherepri and the names of the gods in-charge of protecting the internal organs of the deceased.

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Glass Jar
Glass Jar

An amber beige glass jar, it has a wide rim to protect it from being easily broken. It has a round body, and a circular base ornamented with inclined bands.

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Jar Decorated with Fish and Doves
Jar Decorated with Fish and Doves

This jar contains pictures of fish and doves, important symbols in Coptic religious art. The fish is a symbol of the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and of believers. It is also a symbol of Christ Himself and of Tobias of the Old Testament.

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Jar with Bird and Other Christian Symbols
Jar with Bird and Other Christian Symbols

On this jar is portrayed a fabulous animal or bird. It has a spiral line projecting from its mouth and ending in a circle.

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Jar with Bolti Fish Decoration
Jar with Bolti Fish Decoration

This jar, or zeir, is used for storing dry goods. The decorative motif portrays a big bolti fish and other symbols of Christianity.

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Jar with Handles and Greek Inscriptions
Jar with Handles and Greek Inscriptions

This tall storage jar has a wide neck, flared lip, rounded base, and two small handles. Greek text is written in red on the jar, perhaps to identify the contents.

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Jar with Hound Attacking a Hare
Jar with Hound Attacking a Hare

This lusterware painted ceramic jar is decorated with a vivid scene of a hound attacking a hare.

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Jar with Stylized Birds
Jar with Stylized Birds

This lustrous faience pot consists of a pear-shaped shaft and a short neck, glazed and decorated with geometrical and animal designs.

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Large Eight-Handled Jar for Storing Grain
Large Eight-Handled Jar for Storing Grain

This large eight-handled jar is deocorated with drawings of birds, animals, and fish. It was used for storing grain.

Jar

Large Jar
Large Jar

This large clay jar has two big handles and is devoid of any decoration or other adornments. It has a pear-shaped body and a wide mouth.

Jar

Large Jar with Face, Animals, and Fish
Large Jar with Face, Animals, and Fish

This jar, or zeir, has pictures of a human face, animals, plants, and fish on the upper part along with other ornamental details.

Jar

Marble Base of a Water Pot with Lions and Women
Marble Base of a Water Pot with Lions and Women

The marble base of a water pot is supported by four lions and decorated at the four corners with women covering their breasts with their hands.

Jar

Marble Kilga, or Jar Holder
Marble Kilga, or Jar Holder

The eight-sided marble kilga, or jar holder, consists of a marble basin with decorations of animals and inscriptions.

Jar

Pottery Jar with a Coptic Script
Pottery Jar with a Coptic Script

A sealed pottery jar, in which the head of the monastery and his deacon hid some gold coins. Then the father wrote to his sons thirty lines of Coptic script.

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Rim of Underglaze Painted Pottery
Rim of Underglaze Painted Pottery

This ceramic underglaze painted rim has star designs and Kufic inscriptions executed in yellow and black on turquoise background.

Jar

Vase with Names of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun
Vase with Names of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun

This vase is decorated with cornices and plants, cartouches bearing the names of Tutankhamun and his wife Ankhesenamun, and a uraeus, or royal cobra, wearing the Red Crown.

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