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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).
- Excavated/Findspot: Matmar, 29/1900
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Matmar)
- Height: 17.2 centimetres
- Diameter: 12.4 centimetres (maximum)
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.
28 May 2008
Move Registration number and Big Number to suitable location for display
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.
Excavated 1928-1930 by the British Museum Expedition to Middle Egypt.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA36925
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