Tall shouldered jar

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Early Dynastic Period
First Dynasty
Pottery (Nile silt)
Height: 665mm | Rim diameter (exterior): 137mm | Maximum diameter: 220mm | Base diameter: 60mm | Height of maximum diameter: 553mm | Vessel index: 33
Number of Elements

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A tall shouldered jar with a rolled rim and a narrow flat base. This vessel has been handmade, from Nile silt with limestone inclusions. The rim presents a good quality of fabrication. This vessel dates to the Early Dynastic Period. Broken into several fragments, it was restored at Cardiff University between 2019–2021. A serrated label is located on the body, bearing the number '12'. Another one, circular, has the number '19/4'. A rectangular one, on the vessel shoulder, has '324'.

Munsell Chart reading

5YR 5/4 reddish brown

Other Identity
324 (square white label with black border) | 12 (written on a circular serrated label) | 19/4 (written on a round white label)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 08 May 2022

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