About this object

Slender wine amphora with conical body, cylindrical neck and two intact handles. Inscribed with a line of hieratic in black on the shoulder (110 mm long) with the word 'kamu', meaning vineyard. There are three historic labels with the object, one includes a copy of the inscription. Marked by the excavator in black ink 253E. Width includes the two handles.

Found in tomb 253 E'05 along with two large ear ornaments also in World Museum's colleciton (no. 25.11.05.66); some pottery vessels now in the Garstang Museum of Archaeology (nos. E4352, E4540 & E6008); and a small Egyptian alabaster vase (possibly used to drink wine).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
    1150 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date collected
    1905
  • Measurements
    573 mm x 230 mm
  • Related people
    Edith Danson (Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson (Previous owner); John Raymond Danson (Previous owner); John Burges Eustace Garstang (Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • The Excavations at Esna 1905 - 1906

    Downes, Dorothy

    Author: Downes, Dorothy
    Publisher: Aris and Phillips Ltd
    Date: 1974
    Description: Publication of Professor John Garstang's excavations at Esna based on archives kept in the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, the University of Liverpool. The book is based on a University of Liverpool Ph.D. manuscript by Dr Dorothy Downes who was a former Keeper of Archaeology at Liverpool Museum. The publication brings together Garstang's unpublished photographs, notebooks and individual tomb record cards made by his assistant, Mr Harold Jones. The book includes many objects from both Liverpool collections (World Museum and the Garstang Museum of Archaeology).

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

  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: 1906
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology

    Owned from: 1906
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1906
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1906
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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