Jar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Jar

1977.109.127

Currently not on display

Information

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 (16.11.06.409). Destroyed in the Second World War were two ceramic vessels (16.11.06.22/23). 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.