About this object

Plain tall ceramic amphora. Long slender neck, slightly wider towards the rim (diameter of neck, 90mm) ; base slopes gently in to spike (length of spike, 11mm). Fabric is buff colour with pinkish tinge. Handles run from just below the rim to halfway down the neck.

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
    880 mm x 200 mm
  • Note
    Acquired for Sir Francis C. Danson by Professor John Garstang (Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology). The label attached to the object reads: "Purchased at Dakke. Amphora of Roman Period"; a temple site in Nubia, now under the waters of Lake Nasser.
  • Related people
    Edith Danson ( Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson ( 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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