Large Shouldered Jar

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Large shouldered jar with pointed base, short neck and an outside rolled rim. This vessel is nile silt, handmade with the coil method. The bottom half of the vessel is very rough, with vertical rough smoothing marks The whole surface of the vessel is rough with many parts crumbling off. There is some salt present on the vessels body. There is dense salt on the inside causing damage to the vessel. Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt at the site of Tarkhan during the 1911–12 season. To be identified with type 59d, which is a First Dynasty type. 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. Plate 50, type 59d.

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