Model jar - 907.18.685_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
6 × 3 cm
Object number: 907.18.685
Not on view
DescriptionModel wooden slender jar or water bottle. The flat circular top has a diameter of 2 cm and is painted black with a white cross indicating a seal made of mud bound with cloth or string. The width of the rim or seal is .4 cm and some of the paint along the edge has worn off. The vessel itself is painted dark brown red indicating the Nile silt clay fabric of the original. The vessel has a narrow neck (1 cm long) and a  body tapering to a rounded base. There is no dowel attachment on the base, but a bit of black shiny substance (tar?) on the base may have been for an attachment.
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