Small conical jar



Accession Number
EC1346
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Periods
First Intermediate Period to Middle Kingdom
Material
Pottery (Nile silt)
Measurements
Height: 85mm | Maximum diameter: 58mm | Rim diameter: 55mm | Height of maximum diameter: 75mm | Vessel index: 68
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A small coarsely formed conical jar with a direct rim and a pointed round base. It is handmade from Nile silt, and has a hole under the rim (possibly intentional?). A deep indentation and a carved line are also visible in the interior. It was used as an offering jar during the Middle Kingdom, though it seems to be smaller than the Abydos examples.

Munsell Chart reading

Main colour: 10R 4/2 Weak red | Secondary colour: 10R 5/8 Red

Bibliography

Yamamoto, Kei 2011. Offering cones from Middle Kingdom North Abydos. Cahiers de la céramique égyptienne 9, 555–566.