Stone vessel



Accession Number
W158
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Classification
Aston type 32
Periods
Early Dynastic Period to Old Kingdom
Dynasties
First Dynasty to Fourth Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Travertine (Egyptian alabaster))
Measurements
Height: 238mm | Diameter (base): 148mm | Diameter (outer rim): 183mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

This travertine jar is cylindrical in shape with a projecting round lip. It was broken and mended at an unknown. It dates between the First and Fourth Dynasties, and was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1922 from the collection of Ralph Brockelbank.

Bibliography

Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p.103]

Wellcome Number
A15192
Other Identity
W1556 (previous number) | 156 (small white circular label)
Auction
Christie, Manson & Woods: 05–06 Jul 1922, Lot 101
Previous Owners
Ralph Brocklebank (1840–1921) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 05 Oct 2021

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