Jar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Jar

1977.109.115

Currently not on display

Information

Pottery jar with pointed base and a rolled rim. Reddish-yellow fabric with red slip, burnished horizontally on the upper body and vertically on the lower body. Marked with an excavation mark in ink "18 A'06 a", indicating this is from grave 18 A'06 a, uncovered during the University of Liverpool 1906 excavations at Abydos.Illustrated in the Garstang Museum of Archaeology photographic archives, Neg. A. 33. The number 18 A’06 corresponds to a multiple burials described by John Garstang as a group of rectangular shafts forming a single group, and served by a mud-brick superstructure nearby. There are nine ceramic items from 18 A'06 in World Museum (nos. 1973.1.378 and 1977.109.97/98/107/111/115/127/132/135) a stone bowl (1973.1.244) and a fragment of a limestone canopic jar (16.11.06.409). Destroyed in the Second World War were two ceramic vessels (16.11.06.22/23). In the Lady Lever Art Gallery collection is a ceramic jar (LL 5618). CONDITION NOTE (1998): Hole on top rim, surface pitted and crazed, surface loss at base, surface dirt.