Small shouldered jar

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Second Intermediate Period
Sixteenth Dynasty to Seventeenth Dynasty
Egypt, Abydos, Tomb 12
Number of Elements
Height: 140mm; Rim Diameter: 54mm; height of maximum diameter:58mm; maximum diameter: 83mm; base diameter; not applicable; vessel index: 59.

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Small shouldered jar made of Nile silt with blue no. on the side: 12A06. There is an incised undulating line at the base of the neck. There is a large crack in the base which is around 4/5 of the vessel and a large break in the neck. The neck of the vessel has an outside rolled rim. The vessel is wheel made with a handed moulded, lightly pointed base, where the texture is very course and has a patchy red wash. From Abydos, grave 12, excavated by Garstang in 1906. A number of other objects from this tomb including pottery are in the Garstang museum, Liverpool. Purchased by Wellcome from the MacGregor collection in 1922.


S. Snape (1986). Mortuary assemblages from Abydos: Volume 1. pg. 192/3. S. Snape (1986). Mortuary assemblages from Abydos: Volume 2. pg. 410.

Wellcome Number
Other Identity
12A06 (Garstang excavation number for tomb 12, Abydos, 1906) written on the body in blue pencil; A13536
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 1718
Previous Owners
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Munsell Chart Reading

10R 4/4 weak red

Vienna System
Nile B

Last modified: 17 Nov 2022

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