Pottery vessel



Accession Number
W5308
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada II
Material
Pottery
Provenance
Egypt, Gebelein
Measurements
Height: 105mm | Diameter: 85mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A pottery vessel D-ware vessel with decoration of ships. The current opinion is that D-ware originates in Upper Egypt in the Naqada-Abydos area. This artefact is illustrated in the MacGregor catalogue 1922 pl. LIII and mentioned by Newberry in 'List of Vases with Cult-signs' LAAA 5, 1913, p138. The artefact fits the description for lot 1757, 'the smaller with a two-cabined boat on each side; found opposite Gebelein'. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1922 from the MacGregor collection.

Bibliography

Askamit, 1998, 36-37 (Askamit, J. 1998. The D ware from Abusir el-Meleq. In C.J. Eyre ed 'Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Egyptologists', Cambridge, 3-9 September 1995'. Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters. 31-38). Aksamit, J. 2006. A new list of vases with 'cult-signs' Archaeology of Early Northeastern Africa. Studies in African Archaeology 9., 557-592 page 566.

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Wellcome Number
13434
Other Identity
3367 (Ink inscription '3367' on rim of vessel.) | W945
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 1757
Previous Owners
Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 05 Feb 2021

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