Model jar - 907.18.689_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
7.1 × 4 cm
Object number: 907.18.689
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 slender jar has a short neck and a rounded ledge rim. The top of the vessel has a slot 1.5 x .5 cm.  This may have been to receive the end of a hand in a model with vessels carried on a yoke, or it may have been to receive a separately made stopper. There is a 3 cm gash in the shoulder and there is some damage on the neck. The body of the vessel is drop-shaped with a rounded base. The jar has been painted white, but the paint is not preserved on the lower part of the vessel. This lower part may have been reshaped. A tiny bit of a dowel projects from the base, indicating that at some point the vessel was affixed to another part of the model.
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