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MM 10312 :: Jar, Vessel

Object description
A small, necked vessel with a broad body, modelled rim, tapering to a flat base and two tubular string-hole handles. It has a white surface and an exterior decoration in maroon. It features multiple vertical wavy lines, running from the rim, continues over and terminates shortly beyond the ledges. Additionally, there are vertical lines below and around the rim of varying length. The main motifs are of two ships, which perhaps were applied in modern times. It has the characteristic ¨bent¨shape, however it has no rudder. Nevertheless it does have a decoration of vertical wavy lines. The prow has a peculiar spiral decoration. In the middle of the ship stands a tree with two large branches which arch up and then descends. Both carry several vertical lines, which may represent twigs or leafy branches which shades the deck. The deck has two cabins with tall walls and in each there stands a person. The body is rendered limbless and has a triangular body with a dot as head. Outside of each cabin stands a somewhat larger person. Here, the neck figures as a vertical line between the body and head. In between the prow and stern of the two ships, there are rows of horizontal wavy lines. Figural design.
Inventory number
MM 10312
Old numbers
E312
Object
Jar; Vessel
Object, Swedish
Kärl
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Egypten
Material
Clay; Pottery
Material, Swedish
Lera; Keramik
Exhibitions
Utlån Lovisa stadsmuseum 2009-05-15 - 2009-09-13
Acquisition
From the R.G. Gayer-Anderson collection. Gift from Dir. A. Olby.
Acquisition, Swedish
Från R. G. Gayer-Anderson samlingen. Gåva av A. Olby.
Description
A small, necked vessel with a broad body, modelled rim, tapering to a flat base and two tubular string-hole handles. It has a white surface and an exterior decoration in maroon. It features multiple vertical wavy lines, running from the rim, continues over and terminates shortly beyond the ledges. Additionally, there are vertical lines below and around the rim of varying length. The main motifs are of two ships, which perhaps were applied in modern times. It has the characteristic ¨bent¨shape, however it has no rudder. Nevertheless it does have a decoration of vertical wavy lines. The prow has a peculiar spiral decoration. In the middle of the ship stands a tree with two large branches which arch up and then descends. Both carry several vertical lines, which may represent twigs or leafy branches which shades the deck. The deck has two cabins with tall walls and in each there stands a person. The body is rendered limbless and has a triangular body with a dot as head. Outside of each cabin stands a somewhat larger person. Here, the neck figures as a vertical line between the body and head. In between the prow and stern of the two ships, there are rows of horizontal wavy lines. Figural design.
Condition
Complete apart from a slightly worn rim.
Period
Naqada II (3500-3150 BC), Predynastic Period
Period, Swedish
Naqada II (3500-3150 f Kr), Fördynastisk tid
Name - Acquired from
Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville
alt
Description
Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Major, after qualifying as a Doctor at Guy's Hospital, became an officer in the Royal Army, Medical Corps. He received his commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1903. He was lent to the Egyptian Government in 1905 by the British Government and spent the rest of his carrier in service of Egypt, in both military and civil capacities, reaching the rank of "Lewa" (Major General) and having the title of Pasha conferred upon him. He collected Egyptian objects of great significance. They are preserved in Gayer-Anderson Pasha museum in Cairo. He is the author of "Legends of the Bait al-Kretliya" (Luzac, London) and Christeros, poems (Wilding, Shrewsbury). He died in Lavenham in 1945. (www.indianminiature.org, 2012-08-31)
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Source, Viaf - same as
viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Name - Photographer
Medelhavsmuseet 2009
Description
Medelhavsmuseet 2009 represents pictures taken in 2009 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2009.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Event - Was Present At
Samlingsbesök. Egypten. Fördynastisk keramik
Description
Collections visit to study predynastic Egyptian pottery vessels and figurines.
Comments

The Gayer-Anderson collection, sec. X, no. 22

Äldre bild Anders Ljungkvist

NegNo
MM 10312(1).jpg
Cf_Publications

The pottery type;Petrie, W.M.F., Corpus of prehistoric pottery and palettes, BSAE, (London 1921), 41 A, (SD 51-63).

Type of ship; Brunton, G., Modern painting on Predynastic Pots, ASAE 34, 1934 and

Kantor, H., The Final Phase of Predynastic culture, Gerzean or Semainean? ,JNES 3, 1944, Fig. 5 F, G.

Lucas, P. Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries , London, 1962, 383 and in it referenced literature.

El-Yakhy, Farid, Clarifications on the Gerzean boat scenes, BIFAO, 85, ( Cairo, 1985), p. 190, pl. XXIV

Publications

George, B. , Frühe Keramik aus Ägypten, MedMusB , no.10 (Stockholm, 1975), p.98, no.152

El-Yakhy, Farid, Remarks on the Armless Human figures represented on Gerzean boats , SSEA(J), (Toronto, 1981), XI, 2, 78, fig. A,4

Loan out - Previously
2009.0002, Lovisa Stadsmuseum
PhotoNegNo

Dig. neg. MM10312, Museum neg. 1237,1750,3403-3405

MM 10312(2).jpg

MM 10312(3).jpg

Reference - Published in
George, Beate (1975) "Frühe Keramik aus Ägypten" in Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin no 10 (1975).
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Source - http
libris.kb.se
Height / Höjd
7,2 cm
Diameter
4,2 cm; 5,9 cm
Dimensions
H. 7.2 cm, Max Ø 5.9 cm, rim Ø 4.2 cm, Base Ø 2.5-2.7 cm
Need of treat - List
1
Date - Registration
1996-11-13; 2013-10-21

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