About this object

Large spherical jar of red and white breccia with a polished surface. Wide flat rim and squat bulbous body with no seperate base. Shoulder has two perforated horizontal lug handles for suspension. Rim is mended in two places with a small piece missing. On the body there are a few surface dents, some of which are repaired with plaster. There are three small holes in the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    3100 BC - 2686 BC (Dynasty 1 - 2)
  • Materials
    Breccia
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1909 before
  • Measurements
    128 mm x x 260 mm
  • Note
    Compare with Ali el-Khouli, Egyptian Stone Vessels Predynastic Period to Dynasty III (Mainz, 1978) nos. 1547-1548. p. 224, pl. 61
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.

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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