Large Bag-Shaped Jar



Accession Number
EC681
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Pottery case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Periods
Second Intermediate Period to New Kingdom
Dynasties
Seventeenth Dynasty to Eighteenth Dynasty
Material
Pottery (Nile silt)
Provenance
Egypt, Esna, Tomb 190
Measurements
Height: 271mm | Rim Diameter: 93mm | Max Diameter: 136mm | Height of Max Diameter: 95mm | Vessel Index: 50
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

This large bag-shaped jar has a direct rim with faint internal indent and a slightly pointed base. There are four horizontal incised lines just under the rim. It is wheel made with a hand made base. It has a red slip over the exterior of the jar. The jar is made of Nile Silt B2. The jar is from grave 190, Esna, excavated by Garstang. It dates from the late Second Intermediate Period to early New Kingdom. It was purchased by Wellcome from the MacGregor collection in 1922.

Munsell Chart reading

10R 5/6 Red

Bibliography

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

Wellcome Number
QQ13483/2
Other Identity
190E (in ink on side of pot) (excavation number)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 1715
Previous Owners
Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Excavation Details

Excavated by John Garstang within tomb 190 at Esna in 1905.

Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 05 Mar 2022

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