Squat jat with small handle - ROM2018_16213_87


Squat jat with small handle

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware)
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2345-2181 BC
Period: 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
8.4 × 8.8 cm
Object number: 909.77.36
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 juglet with a short neck, rolled rim  and a small crudely attached handle would have been used in the deceased's lifetime perhaps to heat a liquid as the smoke discolouration on the bottom suggests. The jar was then included in his grave goods.
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1908-1909
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