Model jar - 907.18.699_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
Object number: 907.18.699
Not on view
DescriptionPart of a wooden tomb model of a type popular in undecorated tombs during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom. Vessels of this type with the conical stopper and the ring base are usually found on boat models and are thought to represent wine containers. .This tall slender storage jar with a modelled rim is placed in a carved ring-stand base. The base is painted a dark red brown. There is a round dowel (.5 cm) in the centre of the bottom for attachment to a scene.  This is surrounded by a black circle. A conical stopper (1.7 cm high) painted white is placed over the aperture of the vessel. The body of the vessel is painted a cream colour. The shoulder is decorated with rows of descending red strokes, presumably indicating spilled contents.
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