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Burnished clay vessel: E.15.1896

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Burnished clay vessel


Jar, broad shouldered, black top decoration. nile silt clay.

Measurements and weight

Length: 10.5 cm

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  • Nagada Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1895) by the Egyptian Research Account


Nagada II & Predynastic period
-3500 - -3000

Materials used in production

nile silt clay Ceramic

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.15.1896
Primary reference Number: 49412
Oldadmincategory: P
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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