Cosmetic Vessel card

Cosmetic Vessel


Currently not on display


Small breccia jar with two perforated horizontal lug handles on the shoulder for suspension. External flaring flat-topped rim. Disc base. Rim mended. Cream coloured hard stone with red and brown flecks. This may be from John Garstang's 1900 season for the Egyptian Research Account, or his later excavations between 1906 and 1909 for the University of Liverpool. The shape of the vessel corresponds to Petrie's Sequence Date of about 50-70. Compare with Ali el-Khouli, 'Egyptian Stone Vessels Predynastic Period to Dynasty III' (Mainz, 1978) nos. 1450-1459, p. 207-8, pl. 58.