Jar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Vessel, red painted, lines, dots and wavy lines in red, pink and brown. Recorded as being collected at Bubastis. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Slightly chipped, worn, surface dirt, labels adhered to surface: one annotated in black ink "757/10"; the other with printed number in red "3393". Hilton Price collection no. 3393. Purchased for Henry Wellcome at Sotheby's 12-17 July 1911 lot 757/10: "Nine Pottery Vases of varied form, date and provenance; one (3345) of light pottery, from the Fayoum, has a rude head of Bes modelled on the front. And a very remarkable pottery Model of Archimedes' cylindrical apparatus of spirally-arranged tubes for raising water from the Nile for irrigating purposes; (3797); from Lower Egypt, and probably unique". Wellcome's Hilton Price sale inventory number HP 537 "Rough red coarse ware. Tech (?) shaped vase with a rim the base of (?) painted scroll decoration below the rim. Greco Roman. 3393."