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  • Description

    Coarseware Nile silt pottery jar with a flat base, convex sides widening to a shoulder decorated with an incised groove, and a neck narrowing towards the rim. Decorated with a pale slip, with burnt out casts on the surface (from chaff used as temper).

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.2 centimetres
    • Diameter: 12.4 centimetres (maximum)
  • Curator's comments

    Publication of the excavations: Brunton, Matmar (1948). Area 1900 is not discussed, this vessel is likely to come from a tomb numbered '29' in that area. See pl.46 for other New Kingdom pottery from the site.

    For similar, but not identical, forms, see Aston, Egyptian Pottery of the Late New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period (SAGA 13), 262 fig.160.


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    Treatment date

    28 May 2008

    Treatment proposal

    Move Registration number and Big Number to suitable location for display


    good condition

    Treatment details

    A barrier layer of 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone was applied with a brush on the rear surface of the object. Numbers were reapplied in black Rotring ink using a cocktail stick. Numbers in original locations removed with I.M.S. on cotton swabs.

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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1928-1930 by the British Museum Expedition to Middle Egypt.

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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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Pottery vase with rope around neck.

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Pottery vase with rope around neck.

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