About this object

Buff-coloured ware with painted concentric circles in dull red paint. Ovoid shaped vessel with two lug handles on the outermost shoulder. Broken and repaired. Some doubt if some of the decoration is over painted. One of the previous owners, Amy Urlin, assisted W. M. F. Petrie on his excavation of the cemetery at Abydos in 1901, which may have been the source of this object.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3100 BC
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Amy Urlin
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1912 before
  • Measurements
    168 mm x 125 mm
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne ( Previous owner); Amy Urlin ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

    Owned from: 1912
    How acquired: Excavation or Purchase
    Owned until: 1932
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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