Cylinder jar of blue glazed Egyptian faience with lotus pattern in black. Flat base is decorated with floral motif and is marked by the excavator in red "S40". Concave sides with flat projecting rim. The object was mended from several pieces with brown staining in places.
This Middle Kingdom jar was found buried above tomb NK 3507, which was of an earlier date, during Professor Emery's excavations at Saqqara for the Egypt Exploration Society. Marked by the excavator in three places: interior has in black ink (thick nib) 3507 ND MK 10; side has in black ink (thin nib) 1404 in Arabic. Found above an Early Dynastic tomb (no. 3507).