Travertine vessel



Accession Number
W325
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Classification
Aston type 139
Period
First Intermediate Period
Material
Stone/minerals (Travertine (Egyptian alabaster))
Measurements
Height: 55mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

An opaque travertine cosmetic jar with a flat base and a slightly rounded lip. It was purchased by Wellcome in 1920 from the collection of William Moir Bryce.

Bibliography

Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p.140 type 139]

Wellcome Number
A9258
Other Identity
W1470 (number deleted) | 70 (round white label)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 21–23 July 1920, Lot 49
Previous Owners
Dr. William Moir Bryce (1842–1919) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 10 Feb 2021

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