Tall ovoid jar

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 21.5 cm, 3 kg, 17 cm (8 7/16 in., 6.6 lb., 6 11/16 in.) Storage: 8 x 9 x 13 cm (3 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World



Globular ovoid jar with rounded base and rolled, everted rim; coarse red clay (R ware); slipped; badly scratched; pitted; eroded; short neck, round bottom; some surface flakes and rim chips. A triangular potmark with another smaller triangle inside on the side of the jar. “144” “x11” (?) wirtten in black ink on the base. From El Kab.


From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

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Egyptian Research Account by subscription