About this object

Large painted storage jar decorated with blue and red on buff fabric that features a hatch pattern. Found in fragments and reconstructed in 2008. The jar was excavated during the1922 excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society in House P46.14 in the main city site of Tell el Amarna, described by the excavator as a “good middle class house of a fairly normal type with a courtyard".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1922
  • Measurements
    1200 mm x 600 mm
  • Note
    Before the reconstruction of the pot many sherds were also marked 1973.4.209 but the newly reassembled pot is now recorded as 1973.1.513.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector)

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Publications

  • The City of Akhenaten I

    Peet, Thomas Eric

    Author: Peet, Thomas Eric
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1933
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Society excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna between 1921 and 1936.

Ownership

Previous owners

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