Jar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Jar

1973.4.606

Currently not on display

Information

Miniature globular, shaped jar with constricted neck and everted rounded rim. Slipped with red and with black rim. Slightly flattened base. Found within tomb 223E '06. Sir Henry Wellcome acquired this and other artefacts excavated at Esna from the collection of the Rev. William MacGregor at Sotheby's, London, 1922, lot 1702: "Three Stands for Vases; two Bowls; eight Vases, with ovoid and gourd-shaped bodies; and a small Bowl with wide ear handles and inscription; all from Professor Garstang's excavations at Esna". Revd. MacGregor was a subscriber to the excavations of the Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology. For the contents of tomb 223E '06 see Dorothy Downes, ‘The Excavations at Esna 1905-1906’ (Warminster, 1974), page 32 (no. 43A). The museum received other artefacts from tomb 223E '06, presented by the Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology in 1906 (16.11.06.99/106) but these were destroyed in the Second World War.