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Clay storage jar: E.P.552

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 24


Clay storage jar




Clay storage jar with painted decoration.

Clay storage jar with painted decoration. The rim and shoulder are preserved. The vessel was wheelmade and covered on the outside with a slip (a mixture of water, pigment and clay). It is decorated with bands of black lines, zig-zag lines and circles. Jars similar to these have been found in temple areas and it is thought that they may have been dedicated there. It is also possible that priests living in the quarters around the temples also used such vessels. This fragment came into the museum probably through the Oxford Nubia Expedition, but because there were a number of fragments the objects were never formally registered. The clay is typical of that from southern Egypt/Nubia.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.14 m
Width: 0.185 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Unknown


Circa 100 CE - Circa 300 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.P.552
Primary reference Number: 150629
Oldadmincategory: P
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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