Pottery jar



Accession Number
AB89
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada III
IIIB
Material
Pottery (Marl)
Provenance
Egypt, Tarkhan, Grave 27
Measurements
Height: 234mm | Maximum Diameter: 119mm | Base Diameter: 96mm | Height of Maximum Diameter: 230mm | Rim Diameter: 12mm | Vessel Index: 50
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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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 than Nile clay. It was excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt at the site of Tarkhan (grave 27) 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.

Munsell Chart reading

Exterior: 2.5Y 7/2 light gray

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 written on the base in black ink)
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 (tomb 27) during the 1911–12 season.

Acquisition
Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
Last modified: 10 Feb 2022

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