About this object

Fragment of an inscribed Egyptian alabaster jar (a canopic jar?). Thick good quality stone with clear neat sunken hieroglyphs in a frame. Only the lower part of the inscription survives, just four signs (sHpt). Possibly signs of burning or heavy staining. Trace of pencil inscription on the inside, seems to read 'M' above '13'.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Alabaster
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1914
  • Measurements
    91 mm x 70 mm x 17 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by Professor Garstang, 1909-1914, on behalf of the Institute of Archaeology; ex collection of Professor John Garstang (no. 169); purchased from the collection of Professor John Garstang in 1949
  • Related people
    John Garstang ( Collector, previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Garstang

    Owned from: 1914
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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