About this object

Buff-coloured ware with painted spiral ornament in dull red paint. Two ovoid vessels joined at the waist. There is a lug handle for suspension on the outermost shoulder of each pot. Marked by the excavator with the tomb number 65 in pencil on the neck of one of the jars.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Mahasna
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3100 BC
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Mahasna
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1901
  • Measurements
    87 mm x 121 mm x 60 cm
  • Note
    Record marked as being from grave no. 65.
    Compare with Anna Wodzíńska, 'A Manual of Egyptian Pottery Volume 1' (Boston, 2009) Naqada II 15, p. 123.
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account (Collector); John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Mahasna and Bet Khallaf

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Egyptian Research Account
    Date: 1902
    Description: With a chapter by Kurt Sethe.

Events

  • Egyptian Research Accoun Excavations at Mahasna 1900-1901

    Start date: 1900-11
    End date: 1900-11
    Description: Excavations directed by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology on behalf of the Egyptian Research Account during the season 1900-1901, from the end of November to the beginning of May. Site of a cemetery of various periods and a Predynastic settlement. World Museum provided some financial support and in return received a share of the finds which were accessioned on 14 October 1901, however, most of these were destroyed in 1941 when the museum was bombed. The Garstang Museum of Archaeology (Liverpool University) has 40 glass negatives from this excavation. Bibliography: John Garstang, 'Tombs of the Third Egyptian Dynasty at Reqaqnah and Bet Khallaf' (London, 1904). John Garstang,' A pre-dynastic pot kiln recently discovered at Mashana in Egypt', Man vol. 2 (1902) pp.38-40.

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
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