Model jar - 907.18.703_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
13 × 6.3 cm
Object number: 907.18.703
Not on view
DescriptionPart of a wooden tomb model of a type popular in undecorated tombs during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom. This is a model wooden, large, neckless, storage jar with a ledged rim.  On top is a conical stopper painted black with a white spiral indicating the seal of the vessel.  Traces of cream paint appear on the ovoid body, but mostly the surface is abraded.  There is a wide vertical crack from top to bottom on one side of the vessel. There is a hole (7 mm wide) in the rounded base  which contains the remains of a dowel which originally connected the vessel to a scene.
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