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 currently on loan
  • 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.


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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