About this object

Large rounded jar with pronounced wavy handles. Plain coarse red ware. Dating to Naqada IIb/c period. Mouth is 124 mm wide.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date made
    3600 BC - 3400 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date collected
    1895
  • Measurements
    320 mm x 220 mm x 200 mm
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Collector, previous owner); William MacGregor ( Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

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Publications

  • 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.

Events

  • Egyptian Research Account Excavations at Naqada, 1894-95

    Start date: 1894
    End date: 1894
    Description: Excavations by Flinders Petrie and James Quibell at Naqada during the winter of 1894-5 for the Egyptian Research Account.

  • 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.

Ownership

Previous owners

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