Model jar - 907.18.704_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
9.5 × 3.7 cm
Object number: 907.18.704
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 wooden model of a slender jar has a rounded base, a vertical neck, and a ledged rim. Chips are missing from the rim. There are traces of cream slip on the body.  On the top is a cone-shaped stopper painted black. In the base is a dowel hole (.5 cm in diameter) with a projecting bit of the wooden dowel through which the vessel was attached to a scene. There is a large (4.5 x 2 cm) vertical gouge out of one side.
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