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Incomplete jar of squat form: the remains of a splendid translucent medium-blue glass jar of which are preserved a considerable portion of the neck, less of the shoulder and the entire foot with a section of the lower body. Its two handles, of which only two stumps are preserved, ran from the shoulder to the upper neck. A prefabricated brown and white twisted cord encircles the flat rim and the base of the hollow foot. The simple festoons of the neck and the clustered festoons of the body are chiefly in white and yellow with a few in lavender-purple. All surfaces have a high polish.
Height: 15 centimetres (when complete)
- Curator's comments
- This amphora, purchased in Cairo, is virtually a duplicate, even to state of preservation, of one in Cairo (66707) found in soundings made at Abydos. It is obvious that both examples have a common origin, possibly El-Amarna.
'Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l'Égypte', 37 (Cairo, 1937), p. 248 contains the publication of the Cairo piece (illustrated p. 250, fig. 3).
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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