Medium Cylindrical Jar

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Medium cylindrical jar. The vessel is coil made out of Nile silt and it has a flat base with a rolled outside rim. The jar is dry smoothed and has a red slip applied to the exterior. This dates to the mid First Dynasty. The vessel has been broken and then repaired with an adhesive, however there is a small section missing just above the base. There are two catalogue numbers on the base, one written in ink on a clear adhesive and the other on a small piece of paper also sealed with adhesive. There is pencil number written just below the neck, possibly the grave number 453. 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. Subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.


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]

Last modified: 14 Nov 2023

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