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ID number:  ECM 1955
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Ceramic Juglet
Object type:  Vessel
Culture:  Cypriot?
Date made:  Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1550-1295 BCE)
Collector:  Wainwright, Gerald Avery
Materials:  Ceramic
Provenance:  Upper Eg: Balabish.

Fragmentary juglet or bilbil (lacking rim and handle) of burnished red ware with squat globular body, thin tapering neck and originally with a long strap handle. Contains the remains of its original contents. Found within the New Kingdom cemetery at Balabish.

Bibliography:  For more information, see:

C. Graves 2016 'Balabish: Rediscovering an expedition' in S. Boonstra (ed.) Objects Come to Life Virtual Exhibition, Birmingham Egyptology.

G.A. Wainwright 1920. Balabish. London. Egypt Exploration Society.

Notes:  A long strap-handle connecting the squat globular body to a tapering rim is now missing. Plate 25 from the excavation report of Balabish by G.A. Wainwright indicates that the vessel was complete when discovered in Burial 157 - though the tomb card confirms that this was not the case. Wainwright believed that bilbils were imported from the Levantine coastal region or Cyprus; later research has shown that the latter is more likely.

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