Jar card

Jar

1973.1.372

On display

Information

Jar with tall neck and a tapering base. Marked in black ink "NR 577". Square label stuck to the surface with the note: "XII Dyn. Beni Hasan". Auction label stuck to the surface has the lot number "757/10". Hilton Price collection no. 4919. 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". Hilton Price sale inventory number HP 534 "Red bottle shaped vase with long neck. XII dynasty Beni Hasan, 5 1/4 high. 4919".