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Stone Bird Vase: E.9.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20

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Stone Bird Vase

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Description

Stone hanging vase in the form of a bird. The handles are drilled through to allow a rope or cord to support the vessel. The inside of the stone is also drilled to allow for liquid or perhaps a ground substance to be placed inside. The bird is shown in a simple form with two drill-holes for eyes. It appears to be leaning forward as if eating or pecking at something.

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.4 cm
Length: 9.9 cm
Width: 5.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898) by Egyptian Research Account

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

Stone

Techniques used in production

Carved
Drilled

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.9.1898
Primary reference Number: 49549
Oldadmincategory: S
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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