Medium Ellipsoid Jar
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Pottery case
- Object Type
- Receptacle/vessel, Vase
- Second Intermediate Period to New Kingdom
- Eighteenth Dynasty
- Egypt, Esna, Tomb 289
- Height 205-213mm | Maximum Diameter 115.5mm | Rim Diameter: 83-88mm | Height of Maximum Diameter: 80-85mm | Vessel Index: 553
- Number of Elements
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It was excavated by John Garstang within tomb 289 at Esna in 1906, and purchased by Wellcome from MacGregor collection at auction in 1922. A medium ellipsoid jar with a rolled rim (outside) The vessel is wheel made with a tool cut uneven pointed base. It is Nile clay and there is a red slip. The body is quite rough and seems quite worn in places with discolouration, mainly around the shoulder and there is a break in the neck and rim.
- Munsell Chart reading
10R 5/4 Weak Red
Downes, Dorothy 1974. The excavations at Esna, 1905–1906. Warminster: Aris and Phillips.
- Wellcome Number
- Other Identity
- 289E'06 (excavation number)
- Previous Owners
- Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
- Excavation Details
Excavated by John Garstang within tomb 289 at Esna in 1906
- Last modified: 05 Mar 2022