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Clay horn-shaped vessel


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Title/s

Clay horn-shaped vessel

Category

cosmetic equipment

Name

cosmetic container

Description

horn for ointment; an imitation of a cow's horn in Nile silt ware with burnished red slip

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

height 11.5 cm
width 5.8 cm

Period

Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
up to end of the reign of Tuthmosis III

Date

1479 B.C. — 1425 B.C.

Provenance

given: Wellcome Trustees 1981 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

ex Berens collection; bought at Sotheby's 31/7/1923, lot 112; Wellcome: R1207/1936

Documentation

  1. Bruyère, B.
    (1937) Rapport sur les fouilles de Deir el-Médineh (1934-1935), 2e partie: La necropole de l'est , Cairo : Institut Française d'Archéologie Orientale (1937) Cairo: Institut Française d'Archéologie Orientale [page: 84]
    [comments: figs. 40, 42: for comparison with real cow's horn from tomb 1389 at Deir el-Medina]

Material/s

ceramic

Accession Number

E.7.1981 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 63187; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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