Stone vessel



Accession Number
AB86a
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada III
Material
Stone/minerals (Sandstone)
Provenance
Egypt, Tarkhan
Measurements
Height: 79mm | Diameter (rim): 69mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A short cylindrical jar with a flat base, rolled rim, and wavy-handled decoration. The vessel tapers slightly at the top and has a rough surface. It is from Tarkhan, and was excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt at the site of Tarkhan during the 1911–12 season. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, who received the object in 1912 and was subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Bibliography

Petrie, W. M. Flinders, G. A. Wainwright, and A. H. Gardiner 1913. Tarkhan I and Memphis V. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account [23] (19th year). London, Aylesbury: Hazell, Watson and Viney, Ld. [pl. XLI]

Other Identity
CA103 (Aberystwyth number)
Previous Owners
British School of Archaeology in Egypt | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Excavation Details

Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt at the site of Tarkhan during the 1911–12 season.

Acquisition
Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
Last modified: 05 Mar 2022

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