Medium pottery jar.

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Second Intermediate Period
Pottery (Nile silt)
Egypt, Esna, Tomb 189
Number of Elements
Height: 235mm | Maximum diameter: 111mm | Rim diameter: 90mm | Height of maximum diameter: 80mm | Vessel index: 47cm

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Pottery vessel from Esna, tomb 289, excavated by Garstang 1906. 2nd Intermediate Period to Early New Kingdom. Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1922 from MacGregor collection. A large pottery jar, bag shaped with a rolled out rim and a round base. The rim is uneven in it's circumference and and roll. From the rim to between 4-5cm from the base, are deep and horizontal wheel throwing marks. On the base are diagonal and vertical marks left from a knife used to round the base. The base was haNd trimmed. There are small indentations covering the exterior, and 11.5cm from the base is black in labelling '289E06' On the base of the jar is a white label with black printed writing 'EC317'.


See Downes, D., 1974 'The Excavations at Esna 1905-1906'.

Wellcome Number
QQ 13484
Other Identity
289E06 (written on the body. It is a Garstang excavation number indicating Esna excavated 1906, tomb 189)
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 1715
Previous Owners
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937)
Excavation Details

Excavated by John Garstang within tomb 289 at Esna in 1906.

Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Munsell Chart Reading

5YR 4/3 Reddish brown 5YR 6/3 Light reddish brown

Last modified: 18 Jun 2022

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