Ovoid jar - ROM2018_16213_84

ROM2018_16213_84

Ovoid jar

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware)
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2345-2181 BC
Period: 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
Dimensions:
26.5 × 18.7 cm
Object number: 909.77.34
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionAfter W. M. Petrie’s excavations at the royal tombs of Abydos in 1900-1901, the Egypt Exploration Fund continued excavations at Abydos.  In 1908-1909 cemetery F was excavated by a team headed by W. L.S. Loat and E.R. Ayrton and the contents of one of the tombs, F109, has come to the Royal Ontario Museum. This tomb assemblage represents a typical middle class burial at the end of the Old Kingdom. This neckless ovoid jar with a flat base would have been useful for storing food or drink for the deceased in the afterlife.
Collection:
Egypt
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1908-1909
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