About this object

Plain tall ceramic amphora. Almost straight neck, slight thickening around inverted rim; base round with relatively short spike; spike is dull reddish colour with small white shell/chalk inclusions. Remains of dark brown/black substance around the rim, particularly inside. Handles run from just below the rim almost to the base of the neck. Diameter of mouth, 90 mm; length of spike, 60mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: el Dakka
  • Date made
    30 BC - 640 AD about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Museum of Liverpool, Ground Floor, The Great Port
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: el Dakka
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    850 mm x 250 mm
  • Note
    Bequest of Lt.-Col. J.R. Danson 1977; Acquired for Sir Francis C. Danson by Prof John Garstang.
  • Related people
    Edith Danson ( Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson ( Collector, previous owner); John Raymond Danson ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • 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.


Previous owners

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