About this object

Flat based tall shouldered jar with straight neck and everted rim. Carved from a hard limestone that is a pale brown-grey stone mottled with black specks.

Garstang notes this is from the 'Royal Tombs' at Abydos. Garstang was working at Abydos in 1900 and Petrie was excavating the Royal Tombs in 1899-1900 so this may be when Garstang acquired the object from Petrie.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    3000 BC - 2890 BC (Dynasty 1)
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1900 early
  • Measurements
    92 mm x 43 mm
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

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Events

  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Abydos 1899 - 1904

    Start date: 1899
    End date: 1899
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Abydos for the Egypt Exploration Fund. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1899-1900 excavations and received 179 finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series 24.9.00.56-126 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs...) The museum subscribed to the 1900-1901 excavations and received 114 finds that were accessioned on 14 October 1901, accession series 14.10.01.1-53 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs but also Middle Kingdom finds from tombs D79 and D81). The museum subscribed to the 1901-1902 Abydos excavations and received 57 finds that were accessioned on 16 September 1902, accession series 16.9.02.1-57 (...)

Ownership

Previous owners

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