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Jar in whitish coloured ware (marl pottery) with finger-nail pattern on shoulder. It has a rim and almost pointed base and measures 7cms high by 4.5cms in width.  

The item is marked with excavation number ‘242 E O6’ which shows it to be from grave 242 at Esna, excavated by Garstang in 1906 (Downes, 1974). It dates from the Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period. Such vessels may have been used for holding beer or water. 

The object is from the MacGregor collection purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1906. 

Other pottery in the Egypt Centre 

Further reading  

Downes, D., 1974. The Excavations at Esna 1905-1906. Warminster: Aris and Phillips.