- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
- Object Type
- Receptacle/vessel, Vase
- Aston type 12
- Predynastic Period
- Naqada I to Naqada II
- Stone/minerals (Basalt)
- Egypt, Mostagedda, Grave 11729
- Height: 225mm | Width (lug to lug): 130mm: Diameter (exterior rim): 89 | Diameter (body): 126mm | Diameter (stand): 57mm
- Number of Elements
A black ovoid basalt vase with two pierced lugs and a small circular foot (Aston type 12). The object was excavated by Guy Brunton from grave 11729 at Mostagedda in 1929. The source of stone is probably the Haddadin basalt flow near Cairo Mallory-Greenough (2002). This is perhaps a type 2d vessel, which is said by Mallory-Greenough (2002, 70) to date to Nagada I–II. These tend to occur in wealthy burials. Grave 11729 is described by Brunton (1937, 74) as a "grave covered with matting laid on sticks. Finer matting on and under body".
Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p. 95] Brunton, Guy 1937. Mostagedda and the Tasian culture: British Museum expedition to Middle Egypt, first and second years, 1928, 1929. London: Bernard Quaritch. [pp. 74, 86, pl. 42] Mallory-Greenough, Leanne M. 2002. The geographical, spatial, and temporal distribution of Predynastic and First Dynasty basalt vessels. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 88, 67–93.
- Wellcome Number
- Other Identity
- W1552 (number deleted) | 29/11729 (excavation number)
- Excavation Details
Excavated within grave 11729 at Mostagedda in 1929 by Guy Brunton.
- Last modified: 28 Oct 2021