About this object

Blue faience long-necked jar or flask. Raised pattern band decoration. Restored from several broken fragments and partly filled (conservation treatment in 1972). Base does not survive. From the North Suburb at Tell el Amarna, area T33.10 (excavation find number 31/295).

Thought to be New Kingdom (compare shape with catalogue number 173 in Barbara Aston, 'Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels Materials and Forms', Heidelberg, 1994); but fabric is similar to much later faience production.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    145 mm x 150 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Egypt Exploration Society Excavations at Tell el Amarna

    Start date: 1921
    End date: 1921
    Description: Excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1921 and 1936.


Previous owners

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