Small Conical Jar

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Amphora
Graeco-Roman Period
Ptolemaic Period
Height: 142mm | Rim Diameter: 19mm | Max Diameter: 43mm | Height of Maximum Diameter: 87mm | Base Diameter: 154mm | Vessel Index: 30.3
Number of Elements

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Small, conical, amphora jar with a trimmed rim. The jar has been manufactured from alluvial clay using the coiling technique, with evidence of coiling lines and smoothing on the exterior. The jar has a flat, buttoned base with a rim. There is a possible, small animal like carving on the body of the jar. Additionally, there is evidence of a slip on the exterior. Tags from the auction and wellcome trust are also attached around the neck of the jar with string. Wellcome number 30907. Purchased by Wellcome at Sotheby's 11.11.1924, Lot 55 from the Hood Collection. 14cm high. Possibly from Amarna. Evidence that it comes from Amarna is based upon the Wellcome label reading 'XVIII C of A II 14'. The type is similar to, but not identical with C of A I plate LI, XXXIX/1011.B though has no handle. It has a flat base and straight rim. 14cm high. According to the sale catalogue most of the items from the Hood collection were from Thebes. The catalogue states that this item is ptolemaic.

Munsell Chart reading

Exterior: 2.5Y 6/3 light yellowish brown Interior: N/A

Wellcome Number
Other Identity
1256 (written in pencil on wellcome label) | 12384 (written on label attached to object)
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 11 Nov 1924, Lot 55
Previous Owners
Rev. William Frankland Hood (1824–1864) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 08 Dec 2022

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