About this object

Slender shouldered jar with pointed base and cylindrical neck. Surface coated with a red wash.Water jar of Lower Egyptian type. Some areas are mended and part of rim missing. John Garstang found over 4000 pottery containers at Beni Hasan and created a classification system for the site. This jar appears to match his 'type 25'.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1870 BC (11th Dynasty - 12th Dynasty mid)
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Bursar, Rossall School, Fleetwood
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date collected
    1902 - 1904
  • Measurements
    270 mm x 106 mm
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Publications

  • 'Excavations at Beni Hasan (1902 - 1903 - 1904)', in Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Égypte volume 5, pp. 215-228

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Égypte
    Date: 1904
    Description: Brief account of John Garstang's fieldwork at Beni Hasan.

Events

  • Liverpool Excavations at Beni Hasan 1902-1904

    Start date: 1902
    End date: 1902
    Description: Excavations directed by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology on behalf of the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee during two winter seasons 1902-03 and 1903-04. In the lower cemetery, below the large rock-cut tombs of the high-officials, 1000 undecorated shaft tombs dating to the early Middle Kingdom contained tomb equipment such as coffins, pottery and wooden funerary models. Garstang's report includes a discussion of the artefacts and detailed descriptions of 4 intact tombs. Also included is a description of some earlier Old Kingdom burials and some tombs of the Third Intermediate Period (and later) at the southern end of the site, near Speos Artemidos (Istabl Antar). The bulk of World Museum's Beni Hasan collection came direct from the university following the end of the excavations and after World War Two to replace those destroyed by enemy action in the war. Some other artefacts came from John Garstang's private collection, Norwich Castle Museum, Wellcome Historical Museum and Rossall School (Fleetwood, Lancashire). Bibliography John Garstang, 'Excavations at Beni Hasan 1902-3'. Man 3 (1903) pp. 97-98 & 129-130. John Garstang, 'Excavations at Beni Hasan in Upper Egypt (Second season)'. Man 4 (1904) pp. 97-99. John Garstang, 'Excavations at Beni Hasan (1902-1903-1904)'. Annales du Service des Antiquities de l’Egypte 5 (1904) pp.215-227;. John Garstang,'The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom; being a report on excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902-3-4. (London, 1907).

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Rossall School

    Owned from: 1904
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1952
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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