Ovoid jar - ROM2018_16213_75

ROM2018_16213_75

Ovoid jar

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware)
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2345-2181 BC
Period: 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
Dimensions:
26 × 20 cm
Object number: 909.77.31
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 ovoid jar with a short neck, rolled rim and flat base would have been useful for storing food or liquids to be used by the deceased in the afterlife. The surface has been coated with a pale brown slip.
Collection:
Egypt
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1908-1909
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