About this object

Cylinder jar of blue glazed Egyptian faience with lotus pattern in black. Flat base, concave sides, projecting rim. The object was mended from several pieces with brown staining in places. This Middle Kingdom jar was found buried above tomb NK 3507, which was of an earlier date, during Professor Emery's excavations at Saqqara for the Egypt Exploration Society. Marked by the excavator in three places: interior has in black ink (thick nib) 3507 ND MK 10; side has in black ink (thin nib) 1404 in Arabic; the base has in red pencil S4O.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Saqqara
  • Date made
    1985 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 12) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 1969
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Saqqara
  • Date collected
    1969 before
  • Measurements
    115 mm x 102 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner)


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