Miniature Pottery Jar

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


See Previous Article See next Article

Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)

Nile clay with thick hematite slip, polished

Overall: 2 5/16 × 3 1/8 in. (5.9 × 8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



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


2000-1000 BCE

Object Name


Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Archaeologist’s label: “VII”

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, England; sold to present collection, 1939.

This record is part of an active database that includes information from historic documentation that may not have been recently reviewed. Information may be inaccurate or incomplete. We also acknowledge some language and imagery may be offensive, violent, or discriminatory. These records reflect the institution’s history or the views of artists or scholars, past and present. Our collections research is ongoing.

We welcome questions, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us at: