Small Conical Jar



Accession Number
EC550
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Amphora
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Pottery
Measurements
Height: 142mm | Rim Diameter: 19mm | Max Diameter: 43mm | Height of Maximum Diameter: 87mm | Base Diameter: 154mm | Vessel Index: 30.3
Number of Elements
1

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Description

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
30907
Other Identity
1256 (written in pencil on wellcome label) | 12384 (written on label attached to object)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 11 Nov 1924, Lot 55
Previous Owners
Rev. William Frankland Hood (1824–1864) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 08 Dec 2022

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