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ID number:  ECM 1908
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Nemset-jar
Object type:  Jar
Date made:  New Kingdom (1550-1069 BC)
Materials:  Clay
Measurements:  height 14.2 cm, diameter 13.2 cm (Diameter with spout 13.7 cm)
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The upper half of the nemset-jar is painted with broad horizontal light blue bands framed with thin dark brown lines. On the top of the jar, the outermost light blue band displays a pattern comprised of what appear to be petals. The spout is painted in the same light blue colour as the bands.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Uninscribed

Bibliography:  On the visual representation of nemset vessels:
S. Tawfik, ‘Aton Studies’ 5. ‘Cult Objects on Blocks from the Aton Temple(s) at Thebes’, MDAIK 35, 1979, 335-344.

Notes:  Dating is suggested on the basis of colour and painting style.

Nemset vessels were used to pour water in ritual contexts, usually during the Ritual of Opening the Mouth.

A downloadable 3D Model is available here.

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Myers, William Joseph
British
1858-08
1899-10-30
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