Small irregular jar

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Fakes, forgeries, and replicas case
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Khedival Period
Nineteenth century CE/AD
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Number of Elements
Divine Name
Height: 131mm | Rim diameter: 27mm | Maximum diameter: 80mm | Height of maximum diameter: 55mm | Base diameter: 52mm | Vessel index: 61

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This jar has been handmade, likely carved. It has a flat base and an outer rolled rim. The jar has an upper spout and four side spouts at the maximum diameter of the body. A tip of one of the side spouts has broken off and has been mended at an unknown date. On the neck, there are four identical heads, all with a sidelock of youth on the right side. The four figures are likely Horus the Child. There is a thin crack from the neck to the lower body of the jar. There appears to be a limestone reaction on the lower body of the jar, which likely happened in the manufacturing and has created small purple circles with a white center. On the base it is marked in white paint with '33 Luxor 1912'. This is a fake and was likely produced at Qurna during the nineteenth century.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 63]

Munsell Chart Reading

5YR 6/4 Light Reddish Brown

Last modified: 18 Apr 2022

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