Medium Bag-shaped Jar

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Second Intermediate Period to New Kingdom
Seventeenth Dynasty to Eighteenth Dynasty
Pottery (Nile silt)
Egypt, Abydos, Tomb 1056
Height: 158mm | Rim Diameter: 41mm | Maximum Diameter: 75mm| Height of Maximum Diameter: 57mm | Base Diameter: N/A | Vessel Index: 47
Number of Elements
Vienna System
Nile B

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Medium bag-shaped jar with pointed base and a trimmed direct rim. The vessel is Nile silt, it is wheel-made and has a hand carved base. The exterior is vertically polished with a tool and has a red slip. On the exterior of the vessel is a previous catalogue number of 1741-6 written in grey pencil on a yellow sticker. The current catalogue number of EC274 is printed on a white sticker attached to the base with glue. Found in tomb 1056 in Abydos by John Garstang. This object is previously unknown from the tomb and is the only object from the tomb whose current location is known. The vessel dates to the very late seventeenth to the early eighteenth century.

Munsell Chart reading

Exterior: 10R 5/8 Red