Model jar - 907.18.696.A_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
8 × 4 cm
Object number: 907.18.696.A
Not on view
DescriptionPart of a wooden tomb model of a type popular in undecorated tombs during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom. The pot and the arm are made separately, but fit together perfectly and may well have been part of a figure of a potter shaping a slender jar with a short neck and rounded ledge rim. The body of the vessel is ovoid in shape with a rounded base. The jar has been painted white with small chips missing. The wooden model right arm of a human figure is painted brown. The arm is relatively straight, although the shoulder area, elbow, and hand are all delineated.
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