Small bag shaped jar

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Pottery case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
New Kingdom
Pottery (Nile silt)
Height: 120mm | Maximum diameter: 48mm | Rim diameter: 35mm | Base diameter: 12mm | Height of max diameter: 52mm | Vessel index: 40
Number of Elements

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This small to medium-sized jar has a bag shaped body, a flattened base and a long ribbed neck, which has three thick bands. The rim seems to be a direct one. It was wheel thrown, and is probably a model funerary vessel, which dates to the early Eighteenth Dynasty. It is part of the Woking Collection, which arrived to the Egypt Centre on long-term loan from Woking College in 2012 (Engel 2020). There are two small chips in the main body, and a portion of the rim has broken off.

Munsell Chart reading

Main: 10R 5/6 red


Engel, Dulcie (2020) The Woking Loan: a collection within a collection at the Egypt Centre. Available at:

Last modified: 18 Mar 2022

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