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Clay storage jar: E.P.553

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Current Location: Gallery 24

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Clay storage jar with painted decoration.

Clay storage jar with painted decoration. Only the shoulder is preserved. The vessel was wheelmade and covered on the outside with a slip (a mixture of water, pigment and clay). The decoration is painted in registers of bands, wavy lines of different sizes. A bud of a flower is visible towards the bottom of the jar. 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: 0.87 m
Width: 0.11 m

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Unknown

Dating

Roman
Circa 100 CE - Circa 300 CE

Materials used in production

Clay

Techniques used in production

Wheelmade

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.P.553
Primary reference Number: 150630
Oldadmincategory: P
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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