Fineware jar fragment - ROM2018_16165_11


Fineware jar fragment

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware)
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 3100-2890 BC
Period: Probably reign of Djer, 1st Dynasty, Early Dynastic Period
11 × 8 × 0.9 cm
Object number: 901.8.99
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionFragment of imported fineware pottery from the tomb of Djer at  Abydos. Fine rilling marks are visible in interior. Probably made on an assisted wheel. Preserved is a piece of the shoulder of a squat globular jar c. 10 cm round at the neck. The fabric is dense with many tiny voids and small mineral particles. There is a narrow outer zone of pink and wider inner zone of pale buff.  Exterior has been coated with a red slip and burnished horizontally around the neck and vertically on the body of the vessel. Marked "Z" in pencil on exterior. Marked with an "x" in pencil in the interior.
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society (W.M. Flinders Petrie), 1898-1901
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