Medium cylindrical jar



Accession Number
AB90
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada III
IIIB
Material
Pottery (Marl)
Provenance
Egypt, Tarkhan, Grave 7
Measurements
Height: 226mm | Maximum diameter: 103mm | Rim diamter: 103mm | Base diameter: 95mm | Height of maximum diameter: 226mm | Vessel index: 46
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Cylindrical pottery jar with flat base, rolled rim, and thin wavy-handle. Below the rim a thin string impression remains. The jar still contains its original contents, which has resulted in the vessel cracking, although it is still "intact". 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. This particular vessel dates to the Naqada IIIB Period. It was excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt within grave 7 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.

Munsell Chart reading

7.5YR 7/2 pinkish grey. 2.5YR 6/4 reddish light brown.

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
CA106 (Aberystwyth number) | 7 (below rim in pencil)
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 within grave 7 at Tarkhan during the 1911–12 season.

Acquisition
Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
Last modified: 25 Mar 2022

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