About this object

Cylindrical vase with slight rim and vertical sides. Mended from many fragments in 2017 as old repairs from November 1977 have since failed. From the tomb of a courtier of King Djet of the 1st Dynasty, buried on the south side of the Djet grave rectangle. Marked by the excavator on the base in pencil 327.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    2980 BC (Dynasty 1: Reign of Djet) about
  • Materials
    Tooth Ivory
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    41 mm x 32 mm x 32 mm
  • Note
    Presented by Flinders Petrie to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (no. 58251), September 1927. In the archives of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, are the distribution lists of finds from the 1922 BSAE excavations of Petrie at Abydos and Oxyrhynchus. Some finds were retained by Petrie for teaching and research (in the archive file as 'UCL') and this jar will have been one of them.
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt ( Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

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  • Tombs of the Courtiers and Oxyrhynkhos

    Petrie, Flinders

    Author: Petrie, Flinders
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1925
    Description: with contributions by Alan Gardiner, Hilda Petrie and Margaret A. Murray.


Previous owners

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