Jar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Pottery jar with pointed base, rolled rim and rope mark decoration around the waist. Red fabric with a red slip. Marked with an excavation mark in ink "18 A'06 a", indicating this is from grave 18a A'06, a shaft grave part of a group of burials associated with a mudbrick superstructure. Forty-eight items from this grave group were recorded during the University of Liverpool 1906 excavations at Abydos. The number 18 A’06 corresponds to a multiple burials described by John Garstang as a group of rectangular shafts forming a single group, and served by a mud-brick superstructure nearby. There are nine ceramic items from 18 A'06 in World Museum (nos. 1973.1.378 and 1977.109.97/98/107/111/115/127/132/135) a stone bowl (1973.1.244) and a fragment of a limestone canopic jar ( Destroyed in the Second World War were two ceramic vessels ( In the Lady Lever Art Gallery collection is a ceramic jar (LL 5618). CONDITION NOTE (1998): Previous repair, small area of loss, chipped rim chipped around break edges, two running cracks from break area, pitted, two sherds loose, surface dirt.