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  • Description

    Redware pottery jar with a rounded and ridged base and sides decorated with incised grooves and narrowing to the wide everted rim(chipped).

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.2 centimetres
    • Diameter: 15.4 centimetres (maximum)
  • Curator's comments

    See Brissaud and Zivie-Coche - Tanis 1987-1997, (1998) p.142, [pl.10b].

  • Condition

    fair - rim chipped

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    15 May 1985

    Treatment proposal



    Contains salts. Dirty.

    Treatment details

    Immersed in cold water. Water changed daily having recorded salt concentration. Once level became constant, object was removed. Lightly brushed under runnng water with soft brush. Air dried.

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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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