Black Topped Jar



Tall beaker with flat base. Handmade polished red surface with black top. One side broken and repaired. Compare shape with W. M. F. Petrie, ‘Prehistoric Egypt Corpus’ (London, 1921) pl. III 22b. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Previous repair, chipped at break edges, surface loss, surface dirt, cracked. Collected by Mr J. H. T. Dawson in the early 20th century. When he lived and worked in Egypt he would visit different places and purchase small objects such as pottery, amulets and beads. The provenance information for this object is recorded as being "Obtained at Girga. Probably from Abydos".