About this object

Very small size cosmetic jar with flat base, wide shoulders and constricted mouth. There are two horizontal lug handles, one of which is broken. The pot is made of serpentine type B stone that is veined green, brown, white and black. Dated by Garstang to Dynasty 1 or earlier.

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
    Serpentine
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1900s early
  • Measurements
    20 mm x 43 mm
  • Note
    This may be from Garstang's 1900 season or his later work in 1906-09.
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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