Fragment of a pottery vessel



Accession Number
W960
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Amphora
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten
Material
Pottery (Marl)
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Height: 238mm | Width: 275mm | Depth: 7mm
Number of Elements
3 (3 sherds of one vessel)
Culture
Egyptian
Vienna System
Marl A

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Description

This pottery neck and two body sherds of a wine amphora with hieratic inscription are from Amarna. Made of Marl clay A and has been restored from three pieces. The inscription states that the wine came from a vineyard in the Western River, in the Delta, and was bottled in the twelfth year of the reign of the king. This can only refer to the reign of Akhenaten, who celebrated a great "Durbar" in his twelfth year.

Munsell Chart reading

7.5 YR 7/2 pinkish gray

Bibliography

Wahlberg, Eva-Lena 2012. The wine jars speak: a text study. Uppsala: Uppsala University.

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieratic
Last modified: 18 Apr 2022

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