Small jar

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Fakes, forgeries, and replicas case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Natural compounds | Pottery (Nile silt)
Number of Elements
Height: 65mm | Base diameter: 35mm | Maximum diameter: 44mm | Height of maximum diameter: 25mm | Rim diameter: 39mm | Vessel index: 75

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A small bag-shaped jar with parallel lines across the body indicating it has been wheel-made with a string cut base. It is a Nile silt pottery vessel filled 3/4 with a dark fibrous substance. Coursely formed with a flat base, which is slightly uneven. On the base is a thin black marking along with two darker circular marks. Collected by the Reverend John Foulkes Jones, who visited Egypt in 1855. Presented to the Egypt Centre in 2013 by Erica Godman, a descendant of Jones.

Other Identity
2013.10 (Museum entry number)
Previous Owner
Rev. John Foulkes Jones (1826–1880)
Gift, Erica Godman (08 May 2013)

Munsell Chart Reading

Exterior: 2.5 YR 5/6 red | 10YR 7/3 very pale brown

Vienna System
Nile B

Last modified: 17 Apr 2022

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