Potstand card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Potstand

1973.1.375

Currently not on display

Information

Cylinder shaped potstand to support a jar, bowl, plate or censor. A naked female figure applied on the side positioned beneath an arch, perhaps representing a niche or shrine. Broken at the top and the base. Surface is fiable and flaking in places (stored at low humidity). A small part the arch above the figure is lose and kept in a bag with the object. Part of a small group of similar shaped objects excavated at Beni Hasan 1902-1904 by the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee. Revd. William MacGregor acquired the object as a member of the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, surface loss, friable, flaking, surface dirt. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no 13510; Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection): Lot 1703/13: "An earthenware Vessel, of hollow form with a rude figure of a woman on the outer side, a light terra-cotta Vessel, with ribbed body; a cylindrical Vessel, in deep red glazed terra-cotta, from Kom el Ahmar; a 6th Dynasty light terra-cotta Vase, with ovoid body with Abydos, and nine other Vessels, all in unglazed pottery".