About this object

Miniature globular, shaped jar with constricted neck and everted rounded rim. Slipped with red and with black rim. Slightly flattened base. Found within tomb 223E '06.

Sir Henry Wellcome acquired this and other artefacts excavated at Esna from the collection of the Rev. William MacGregor at Sotheby's, London, 1922, lot 1702 (page 221 in the auction catalogue). MacGregor was a subscriber to the excavations of the Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology. For the contents of tomb 223E '06 see Dorothy Downes, ‘The Excavations at Esna 1905-1906’ (Warminster, 1974), page 32 (no. 43A). The museum received other artefacts from tomb 223E '06, presented by the Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (16.11.06.99/106) but these were destroyed in the Second World War.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    x 47 mm x 37 mm
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner); William MacGregor ( Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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