Medium shouldered jar



Accession Number
W205
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Period
Middle Kingdom
Material
Pottery (Nile silt)
Provenance
Egypt, Beni Hasan
Measurements
Height: 155mm | Maximum diameter: 92mm | Rim diameter: 62mm | Height of maximum diameter: 106mm | Vessel index: 59
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Vienna System
Nile C

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Description

This jar has a pointed base and a direct rim. It has been handmade from Nile silt using the coil method. It has been roughly made and there is a lot of chaff on the outside, which has been burnt out during the firing process. The internal base is fractured in four places. There are two marks in black ink on the side, which is likely the tomb number from Beni Hasan. This vessel was excavated by John Garstang between 1902–1904. Purchased by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1922 from the collection of the Reverend MacGregor. Excavated by John Garstang at Beni Hasan between 1902–1904. Purchased by Wellcome in 1922 from the collection of the Reverend William MacGregor.

Bibliography

Garstang, John (1907) The burial customs of ancient Egypt as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom: being a report of excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902–3–4. Constable: London. [pl. XIII (nr. 15)]

Wellcome Number
A13503
Other Identity
Black ink on side (unable to read)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 1699A
Previous Owners
Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Excavation Details

Excavated by John Garstang at Beni Hasan between 1902–1904.

Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 18 Jun 2022

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