Jar card

Jar

1973.1.199

Currently not on display

Information

Flat based jar carved from hornblende diorite, with a flat-topped rim and two lug handles. The craftsman abandoned work on the jar, leaving the surface unpolished, lug-handles not fully shaped or pierced, and with a shallow and narrow unfinished interior (40 mm deep). Previous collection no. 1336; sold by Robert de Rustafjaell, 9-10 December 1907 (lot 63/2, pl. I. no.63). Compare with Barbara Aston, 'Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels Materials and Forms' (Heidelberg, 1994), pl. 1 [c] (Ashmolean 1896-1908 E.19; and Ali el-Khouli, 'Egyptian Stone Vessels Predynastic Period to Dynasty III' (Mainz, 1978) no. 1470.