Pottery jar



Accession Number
AB87
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Classification
46W
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada III
Ruler
IIIB
Material
Pottery (Marl)
Provenance
Egypt, Tarkhan
Measurements
Height: 273mm | Diameter (rim): 112mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Cylindrical jar with flat base and rolled rim. Faint pinching slightly below the rim where wavy-handled decoration is usually located. Such vessels date from the Predynastic to the Early Dynastic Period and are made from Marl clay, which requires a higher firing temperature that Nile clay. This particular vessel can be dated to the Naqada IIIB Period. It was excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt in grave 18 at 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. 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 for close parallel]

Other Identity
CA100 (Aberystwyth number written in pen on the base)
Previous Owners
British School of Archaeology in Egypt | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | Henry Bruce, 2nd Baron Aberdare (1851–1929)
Excavation Details

Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt within grave 18 of Tarkhan during the 1911–12 season.

Acquisition
Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
Last modified: 16 Oct 2021

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