Flask

1973.1.436

Information

Pottery flask with two handles, protruding lentoid body, and short neck. From the British School of Archaeology in Egypt 1909-110 excavations at Memphis directed by Sir Flinders Petrie. Marked in ink with the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 55/1956. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped surface, concretions, surface dirt, discoloured. Joscelyn Plunkett Bushe-Fox (1880-1954) a British archaeologist and from 1920 Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments. In his early years worked as an artist for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt (1909-1911). He acquired a small range of archaeological finds from this time, at sites including Gezeh and Memphis. Following his death his wife, Cicely, sold his collection of antiquities to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in 1956.