This is a burnished red clay jar with a black top.
It is from Grave R130 at Hiw (Hut-Sekhem, Diospolis Parva). An Egyptian, probably a member of the dead person’s family, placed this pot in a tomb. It could have been used as storage for beer, wine or food. It is not always clear whether the Egyptians used old kitchen pots or had new pots made for burials. If the latter, the styles and shapes would have been the same as the domestic pottery. This is a burnished red clay jar with a black top. It is made from clay. It is over 5,000 years old, dating to the Predynastic Period (5500-3100 BCE).