Carinated jar

New Kingdom, early Dynasty 18 to reign of Thutmo
1550–1425 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Cemetery F, tomb F 15


Height x diameter: 15 x 16.2 cm (5 7/8 x 6 3/8 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



Carinated, wheelmade jar of marl clay. Wide lip rim, flattened base, rough surface showing burnishing marks. reddish-brown painted hatched decoration

Jars of this type, used at the table or for storage of dry foods, have been found with the remains of honeycombs, fruits or grain still inside them. The jar is wheel thrown and finished on the wheel after drying; a large particle of limestone protrudes from the vessel surface, and individual burnishing strokes are still visible. The painted decoration is in dark reddish-brown pigment. J. D. B.


From Abydos, Cemetery F, tomb F 15. 1909: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: not known)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription