About this object

Squat round-bodied jar with with two pierced lug handles and a wide rim. Banded red and white limestone that added to the vessel's prestige.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada III/'Dynasty 0'); Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3100 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Robert de Rustafjaell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1913 before
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 145 mm
  • Note
    Compare with el-Khouli, A. ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) nos.1516-1520. Ex Robert de Rustafjaell Collection.
  • Related people
    Edith Danson ( Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson ( Previous owner); John Raymond Danson ( Previous owner); Robert de Rustafjaell ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of the remaining part of the valuable collection of Egyptian antiquities formed by R. de Rustafjaell (Sotheby's Sale Catalogue. 20-4 January 1913)


    Author: Sotheby's
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1913
    Description: Sotheby's Sale Catalogue. 20-4 January 1913 for the collection formed by Robert de Rustafjaell (also known as the Col. Prince Roman Orbeliani collection). Available online: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL13999031M/Catalogue_of_the_remaining_part_of_the_valuable_collection_of_Egyptian_antiquities

  • Museum Acquisitions, 1978 in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology vol. 66

    Bourriau, Janine (editor)

    Author: Bourriau, Janine (editor)
    Publisher: Egypt Exploraration Society
    Date: 1980
    Description: A list of Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1978 by museums in the United Kingdom. The article contains a complete list of the Danson collection of Egyptian antiquities acquired by World Museum in 1977.


  • Before Egypt (exhibtion 11 May - 26 October 2019)

    Start date: 2019-05-11
    End date: 2019-05-11
    Description: ‘Before Egypt’ was an exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, the University of Liverpool (11 May - 26 October 2019), that featured collections of Predynastic Egyptian and Nubian artefacts from the University of Liverpool’s Garstang Museum of Archaeology, supplemented by loans of key objects from World Museum Liverpool, Manchester Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the British Museum. With artefacts dating from as early as 7,000 years ago, Before Egypt delved into the prehistoric past of Egypt and Nubia, featuring the ways in which early art, culture and politics were influenced by the unique geography of the Nile Valley. Many of the artefacts highlighted in the exhibition had never previously been on public display. The exhibition culminated with the beginning of the Pharaonic Age in around 3000 BC, showcasing artefacts from the tomb of Neith-hotep, the earliest historically attested woman in the world. Displays featured an object in the Garstang collection which suggests that this remarkable woman may have been more than ‘just’ a Queen.


Previous owners

  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Robert de Rustafjaell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1913-01-20
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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