Medium shouldered jar



Accession Number
W204
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Period
Middle Kingdom
Material
Pottery (Nile silt)
Provenance
Egypt, Beni Hasan, Tomb 857
Measurements
Height: 197mm | Maximum diameter: 102mm | Rim diameter: 62mm | Height of maximum diameter: 145mm | Vessel index: 52
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Vienna System
Nile C

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Description

This jar has a pointed base and a direct rim with an internal dent. It has been handmade from Nile silt and has been made using the coil method. It has been roughly made and has thick walls to the jar. There is a lot of chaff marks on the outside of the jar, with some still intact, suggesting it was fired at a low heat. There is a potter's mark on the rim, as well as what could possibly be finger indents around the base of the jar. Excavated by John Garstang within tomb 857 at Beni Hasan between 1902–1904. Purchased by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1922 from the collection of the Reverend William MacGregor.

Munsell Chart reading

5YR 7/2 Pinkish Grey

Bibliography

Garstang, John (1907) The burial customs of ancient Egypt as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom: being a report of excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902–3–4. Constable: London. [p. 242, pl. XIII (nr. 15)]

Wellcome Number
A13503
Other Identity
857 (excavation number)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 1699A
Previous Owners
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937)
Excavation Details

Excavated within tomb 857 at Beni Hasan between 1902–1904.

Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 06 Oct 2022

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