About this object

Pottery oil lamp in the form of a bowl with the rim folded in to form three spaces for two lamp wicks and one hole to pour in oil. Buff ware with white slip. Rossall School believed that it came from the Beni Hasan 1902-4 seasons of John Garstang along with other material received in 1904. However, no tomb number is indicated which suggest its from a later context than the First Intermediate Period & Middle Kingdom tombs excavated there. John Garstang excavated about 250 tombs at "Beni Hasan South" near the mouth of the gorge of the Speos Artemidos in 1904, but this work is less well recorded than that of the earlier shaft tombs he excavated at Beni Hasan. The provenance could also be a mistake of Rossall School.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date made
    664 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Bursar, Rossall School, Fleetwood
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date collected
    1902 - 1904
  • Measurements
    55 mm x 69 mm x 63 mm
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Publications

  • 'Excavations at Beni Hasan (1902 - 1903 - 1904)', in Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Égypte volume 5, pp. 215-228

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Égypte
    Date: 1904
    Description: Brief account of John Garstang's fieldwork at Beni Hasan.

Events

  • Liverpool Excavations at Esna 1905-1906

    Start date: 1905
    End date: 1905
    Description: Excavations directed by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology on behalf of the Egyptian Excavations Committee and the Institute of Archaeology during 1905 - 1906. The cemetery is near 'Hagar Esna' about 4 km to the north west of Esna town, on the west bank of the Nile. Garstang inspected the site in 1904 and was convinced that it was important and unless excavation was undertaken as soon as possible very little would survive the systematic plundering which was flourishing at that time. The first season of work lasted from March to early May 1905 and was conducted by Garstang's assistant, Harold Jones, while Garstang was busy at the site of Hierakonpolis and at Dakke. A second season began in January 1906 and continued for 5 weeks working with 100 Egyptian workmen. again the work was mainly directed by Jones, while Garstang continued his work in Nubia, at Dakke and Koshtamneh. After leaving Esna Garstang and Jones moved on to concentrate on the excavation at Abydos. The Garstang Museum of Archaeology (Liverpool University) hold 110 glass negatives, antiquities and field notes from the excavations. BIBLIOGRAPHY: John Garstang, Excavations at Hierakonpolis, at Esna and in Nubia. Annales du Service des Antiquities de l’Egypte 8 (1907) pp. 132-148. Dorothy Downes, The excavations at Esna, 1905-1906. (Warminster, 1974).

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Rossall School

    Owned from: 1904
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1952
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

    Owned from: 1904
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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