About this object

Ovoid-shaped jar with narrow base and trumpet-shaped mouth. Part of rim missing. The object has been marked with the tomb number "6" in black. Vessel shape matches with John Garstang's type 2 (1907 pl. XII, 2).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 11 - 12) about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection, 1971
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date collected
    1902 - 1904
  • Measurements
    182 mm x 95 mm x 93 mm
  • Note
    Description from Sotheby's MacGregor Collection catalogue "Lot 1699 Twenty-four miscellaneous vases, in glazed and unglazed pottery; from Esna, Abydos and other sites" (1922, p. 221).
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner); William MacGregor (Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (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.

  • The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt as Illustrated by Tombs of the Middle Kingdom being a Report of Excavations made in the Necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902-3-4.

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd
    Date: 1907
    Description: John Garstang's account of his excavations of the lower cemetery at Beni Hassan during two winter seasons 1902-03 and 1903-04 (250p, 231 b/w illus). A 34 page appendix gives an inventory of most objects found within the tombs and has reference to where some objects were located at the time of publication. Those marked as being at Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology are now either in 2 museums in Liverpool: World Museum or the Garstang Museum of Archaeology.

Ownership

Previous owners

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