12.5 Jars & Wrappers

Deadl Sea Scroll wrapper & jar from Qumran

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Pottery jar of cylindrical form (complete), Qumran, before 68 AD, flattening sharply at top and bottom, ring base, 3 handles or horizontal lugs with holes, lid now missing.

Linen cloth, Qumran, late 1st c. BC - 68 AD, in a fine weave with stains from the scroll, some tiny black gelatinised vellum fragments stitching with cord to fasten the wrapper around the scroll.