About this object

Bag-shaped jar with recurved rim. Handmade polished red surface. Worn in places with chips missing from the rim.

Purchased at the MacGregor sale, Sotheby's 1922 (lot 1696). Auction catalogue written by Prof. Percy Newberry notes that this is from Abydos.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3200 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    William MacGregor
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1922 before
  • Measurements
    205 mm x 150 mm
  • Related people
    William MacGregor ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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