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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA22312

  • Description

    Pottery jar with a blunt pointed base and convex sides, which converge slightly to a small, rounded shoulder, above which is slightly flared neck finished with an everted rim. One side of the body is indented and decorated with applied and incised features in the form of the god Bes. The headdress of the representation forms one side of the neck of the vessel, decorated with a buff-coloured slip..

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  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20.2 centimetres
    • Diameter: 11.2 centimetres (maximum)
  • Curator's comments

    The Findspot number 9 is scratched on the object.

  • Bibliography

    • Petrie 1888 p.64, 65, 66 § 61, pl. xxxv, 65 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    good

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    28 October 1981

    Treatment proposal

    Dismantle, clean, repair and restore.

    Condition

    Previously repaired with shellac.

    Treatment details

    Dismantled by placing in dessicator with IMS. Cleaned with a brush. Repaired with HMG cellulose nitrate. Filled with plaster then sealed with shellac/IMS. Painted with Cryla acrylic colours.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated May 1886.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA22312

  • Registration number

    1887,0101.1304

Pottery jar with a shallow pointed base, the sides narrowing to the small rounded shoulder, a slightly flared neck and an everted rim, one side of the body is indented and decorated with applied and incised features in the form of Bes, the headdress forms one side of the neck, decorated with a buff-coloured slip.

Pottery jar with a shallow pointed base, the sides narrowing to the small rounded shoulder, a slightly flared neck and an everted rim, one side of the body is indented and decorated with applied and incised features in the form of Bes, the headdress forms one side of the neck, decorated with a buff-coloured slip.

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