About this object

Small limestone jar with two perforated horizontal lug handles on the shoulder for suspension. External flaring flat-topped rim. Disc base. Rim mended. Cream coloured hard limestone with brown flecks .

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3100 BC
  • 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
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    45 mm x x 54 mm
  • Note
    Compare with Ali el-Khouli, Egyptian Stone Vessels Predynastic Period to Dynasty III (Mainz, 1978) nos. 1450-1459, p. 207-8, pl. 58;
    Corresponds to Petrie's Sequence Date of about 50-70.
  • 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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