Model jar - 907.18.677_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
10.5 × 3.5 cm
Object number: 907.18.677
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 .5 cm and some 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 some discolouration on the body of the vessel. The vessel has a narrow vertical neck (c. 2 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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