Pottery vessel

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Second Intermediate Period
Faience | Pottery
Number of Elements
height 150mm | diameter 48mm

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Pottery jar encrusted in modern times with blue glass or faience beads lengthways down the vessel, perhaps imitating a Hyksos jar. See Petrie '70 years....' 20.11.1908 says such vessels were found with rishi coffins dating to around the 12th Dynasty'. Some of the glass rods in clear case with jar in box. Height 7.9cm. However, the vessels described by Petrie are contained in rods shaped to form nets. Thus, this is a fake. See also W1293 and W1294. This is probably from the Frankland Hood Collection purchased by Wellcome in 1924, lot 57.

Wellcome Number
152308, but this number refers to slate palette W1068 | 30916 is the correct number
Other Identity
57/11 (on brown label attached with elastic string) | W1293 | W1294
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 11 Nov 1924, Lot 57
Previous Owners
Rev. William Frankland Hood (1824–1864) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Last modified: 28 Aug 2023

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