Wine Amphora card

Wine Amphora

1977.110.34

On display

Information

Slender wine amphora with conical body, cylindrical neck and two intact handles. Inscribed with a line of hieratic in black on the shoulder (110 mm long) with the word 'kamu', meaning vineyard. There are three historic labels with the object, one includes a copy of the inscription. Marked by the excavator in black ink 253E. Width includes the two handles. Found in tomb 253 E'05 along with two large ear ornaments also in World Museum's collection (no. 25.11.05.66); some pottery vessels now in the Garstang Museum of Archaeology (nos. E4352, E4540 & E6008); and a small Egyptian alabaster vase (possibly used to drink wine). CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete - no lid, cracks on surface, pitted, chipped, discoloured, adhesive on surface.