Pottery Storage Jar

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)

Marl clay with light wash

Overall: 7 5/16 × 9 in. (18.5 × 22.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Qau el-Kebir 7497, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa


2000-1000 BCE

Object Name


Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Archaeologist’s blue pencil, such as the British School used; CL read “49/34,” which is probably not correct as the BSAE was not excavating in 1949 and Reading would have gotten the pot before 1939. Must be 497 as evidenced below

Exhibition History

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.


British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Univeristy College, London); Museum and Art Gallery Reading (#497), England; sold to present collection, 1939.

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