About this object

Squat stone pot with flat base, shoulders, separate flat rim and matching lid. Inside the pot is a lump of kohl and a ball of textile which was originally plugged shut the mouth of the collar piece.

Measurements of pot with lid and collar: 44.5 x 52 mm
Measurements of pot on mount: 95 x 52 x 90 mm

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    44.5 mm x 52 mm
  • Note
    Auction catalogue records this as being "found at Esna in 1908". Garstang's excavations finished at Esna in 1906. Bottom of lid is marked in ink '4000'.
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Sotheby's 26 June - 6 July 1922)

    Newberry, Percy

    Author: Newberry, Percy
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1922
    Description: Professor Percy Newberry was very familiar with MacGregor's collection and produced the text for Sotheby's catalogue. There is useful detail, such as where the objects were collected and some photographs.


  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale of the MacGregor Collection 26 June - 6 July 1922

    Start date: 1922-06-26
    End date: 1922-06-26
    Description: Sale of Revd. William MacGregor's collection of Egyptian antiquities.


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