Jar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Jar

1973.1.433

Currently not on display

Information

Footed stone vessel with two pierced lug handles. Made from a hard dark stone with pale inclusions. Compare with Ali el-Khouli, ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) no. 1261. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Previous repair, chipped, areas of fill, surface dirt. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 112/1956 [marked on a sticker under the rim]. Joscelyn Plunket Bushe-Fox was an renowned archaeologist and from 1920 was Inspector of Ancient Monuments. In his early years worked as an artist for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, with Sir Flinders Petrie in Egypt (1909-1911). He acquired a small ranage of 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.