Model jar - 907.18.673_1


Model jar

Medium:Wood, carved and painted
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
10 × 3.5 cm
Object number: 907.18.673
Not on view
DescriptionModel wooden slender jar or water bottle. The flat circular top has a diameter of 2.5 cm and is painted white with a black cross indicating a seal made of mud bound with cloth or string. The width of the rim or seal is .5 cm and it is chipped. The vessel itself is painted dark brown red indicating the Nile silt clay fabric of the original.   The vessel has a narrow vertical neck (c. 1.5 cm long) and then widens out slightly at the shoulder of the vessel before tapering to a rounded base. A wide gash has been made in the bottom of the vessel revealing the dowel that was originally inserted to attach the vessel to a model tomb scene.
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