Pottery jar



Accession Number
AB89
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Periods
Predynastic Period to Early Dynastic Period
Naqada III to First Dynasty
Material
Pottery (Marl)
Provenance
Egypt, Tarkhan
Measurements
Height: 232mm | Diameter (rim): 116mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A cylindrical pottery jar with a flat base, rolled rim, and a plain incised line for decoration (wavy-handle type). Such vessels date from the Predynastic to the Early Dynastic Period. They are made from marl clay, which needs a higher firing temperature that Nile clay. It was excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt at the site of Tarkhan during the 1911–12 season. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, who received the object in 1912 and subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Bibliography

Petrie, W. M. Flinders, G. A. Wainwright, and A. H. Gardiner 1913. Tarkhan I and Memphis V. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account [23] (19th year). London, Aylesbury: Hazell, Watson and Viney, Ld. [pl. XLIX]

Other Identity
CA105 (Aberystwyth number)
Previous Owners
British School of Archaeology in Egypt | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Excavation Details

Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt at the site of Tarkhan during the 1911–12 season.

Acquisition
Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
Last modified: 04 Feb 2021

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