Large Ellipsoid Jar

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Egypt, Abydos, Tomb 18
Number of Elements
269mm height | 145mm Maximum diameter | 94mm Rim diameter | 94 height of maximum diameter | base diameter N/A | vessel index 54

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A large, ellipsoidal red pottery jar with a round base and a rolled rim with an external dent. The vessel has a wheel made base. It is burnished with a red slip. The red slip is not present on the rim and very top of the body of the vessel. There is some cracking in the slip from firing around some of the body. There is modern white marking on a part of the rim. 18A'06 is written on the side in black pen. This vessel dates to the early 18th dynasty. Other objects from the MacGregor sale of this tomb are in Birmingham Manchester and Liverpool. Purchased by Wellcome in 1922 from the MacGregor collection.


S. Snape (1986). Mortuary assemblages from Abydos: Volume 1. pg. 195-196. S. Snape (1986). Mortuary assemblages from Abydos: Volume 2. pg. 412-416

Munsell Chart Reading

10R 5/6 Red

Vienna System
Nile B

Last modified: 01 Dec 2022

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