Model jar - 907.18.670_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
11 × 3.7 cm
Object number: 907.18.670
Not on view
DescriptionModel wooden slender jar or water bottle. The flat circular top has a diameter of 1.8 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 much of the paint along the edge has worn off. The vessel itself is painted dark red indicating the Nile silt clay fabric of the original. There is also quite a bit of darker area around the neck and shoulder which seems to have been caused by discolouration.  Drips of dark paint are found on the body of the vessel. Vertical cracks are found on the body of the vessel. 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. There is a round hole (.5 cm in diameter) on the base into which a dowel was originally inserted to attach the vessel to a model tomb scene.
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