About this object

Large round-bottomed bottle with roll rim. Red coated surface. Mended from neck to rim. The object is from tomb no. 72, a large shaft tomb that contained two chambers that had been robbed except for some pottery. In one shaft was a child burial with lots of bead and gold fish amulets now in National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Harageh
  • Date made
    1985 BC (12th Dynasty early) about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, 1947
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Harageh
  • Date collected
    1914
  • Measurements
    490 mm x 300 mm
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Collector, previous owner); Reginald Engelbach (Previous owner); Royal Scottish Museum (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Harageh

    Engelbach, Reginal and Battiscombe Gunn

    Author: Engelbach, Reginal and Battiscombe Gunn
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1923
    Description: Publication of the excavations at Harageh directed by Reginald Engelbach for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

Events

  • British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Excavations at Harageh, 1913-14

    Start date: 1913
    End date: 1913
    Description: 1913-14 excavations at Harageh directed by Reginald Engelbach for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Engelbach began the excavation in October 1913 and divided the Harageh area into 13 cemeteries designated A-M. In 1914 the committee of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt donated 1 object to the museum which was accessioned on 1 September 1914, accession number 1.9.14.1.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Royal Scottish Museum

    Owned from: 1914
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: 1947
    Disposal method: Donation
  • British School of Archaeology in Egypt

    Owned from: 1914
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1914
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Reginald Engelbach

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavated
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Division of Finds
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