Squat spouted jar - ROM2018_16213_31

ROM2018_16213_31

Squat spouted jar

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware)
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2345-2181 BC
Period: 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
Dimensions:
11.2 × 8.5 cm
Object number: 909.77.19
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionAfter W. M. Petrie’s excavations at the royal tombs of Abydos in 1900-1901, the Egypt Exploration Fund continued excavations at Abydos.  In 1908-1909 cemetery F was excavated by a team headed by W. L.S. Loat and E.R. Ayrton and the contents of one of the tombs, F109, has come to the Royal Ontario Museum. This tomb assemblage represents a typical middle class burial at the end of the Old Kingdom.This small squat pitcher with a short neck and a rolled rim  would have been used in the deceased's lifetime perhaps to hold milk or liquid; it was then included in his grave goods.
Collection:
Egypt
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1908-1909
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