Small conical jar



Accession Number
EC1347
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Period
Middle Kingdom
Material
Pottery
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos, North Cemeteries, Cemetery D
Measurements
Height: 78mm | Maximum diameter: 60mm | Rim diameter: 60mm | Height of maximum diameter: 78mm | Vessel index: 76
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A small coarsely formed funnel-shaped jar with a direct rim and a pointed round base. It is handmade from Nile silt. The letter D is written in ink just below the rim, and the jar is possibly from the Cemetery D in Abydos. It could be used for libations or offerings to the deceased.

Munsell Chart reading

10YR 5/2 grayish brown

Bibliography

K. Yamamoto 'Offering Cones from Middle Kingdom North Abydos' Cahiers de la céramique égyptienne 9 (2011): 555–566.

Other Identity
D (written on the vessel in black ink)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Assumed long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 22 Apr 2022

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