About this object

Blue faience long-necked jar or flask with a base that is now missing. Raised pattern band decoration. Broken in many places and restored in 1973. From the North Suburb at Tell el Amarna, area T33.10.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    About 1352 - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 110 mm
  • Note
    Compare the shape with catalogue number 173 in Barbara Aston, Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels Materials and Forms (Heidelberg, 1994).
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector)

Where is this object from?

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

Object view = Humanities
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