Small drop jar - 927.75.2_1


Small drop jar

Medium:Ceramic (blue-painted earthenware)
Geography: Excavated at Amarna, Egypt
Date: c. 1352-1327 BC
Period: Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
12.06 x 10.57 cm
Object number: 927.75.2
Credit Line: Gift of Sir Robert Mond
Not on view

Squat globular jar with a collared rim thickened on the exterior over a short neck. Decorated with a cream slip with broad blue band on the shoulder with traces of narrow black bands on the top and bottom. Fabric appears to be a dense Nile D with abundant small limestone and frequent chaff inclusions. This vessel came from the Egypt Exploration Society’s excavations at the site of Amarna. On bottom of vessel written in ink "E.E.F. 1927" and "26-7/8 xix?." E.E.F. refers to the Egypt Exploration Fund which sponsored the excavations at Amarna in 1926-7 and the vessel is assigned (but with a question mark) to City of Akhenaten I type xix. The question mark is because type xix refers to "large jars with narrow neck, body globular or carinated." Obviously, this is a small jar suitable for containing some sort of ointment or salve.

Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1926-1927
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