About this object

Spouted jar (ewer) used to pour liquids such as water or beer.

From the British School of Archaeology in Egypt 1910-11 excavations at Gezeh directed by Sir Flinders Petrie (tomb number not recorded). Marked in ink with the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 54/1956 [4626].

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Gerzeh
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3100 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Gerzeh
  • Date collected
    1911
  • Measurements
    138 mm x 126 mm x 100 mm
  • Note
    Compare with Predynastic Pottery Corpus F.58 and Anna Wodzíńska, 'A Manual of Egyptian Pottery Volume 1' (Boston, 2009) Naqada II 28, p. 130.
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Publications

  • The Labyrinth, Gerzeh and Mazghuneh

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Mackay, Ernest; Wainwright, Gerald Avery

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Mackay, Ernest; Wainwright, Gerald Avery
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1912
    Description: Publication of the excavations carried out at Gerzeh between 1911-11 by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

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