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Stone jar: E.13.1898

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20

Titles

Stone jar

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Jar, slender, flat base, with two bull head handles. Bulls and lions were closely linked in the iconography of the King. The inside of this vase was drilled out and the exterior was carved and then sanded down. The stone surface is slightly damaged, probably from when the object lay in the ground.

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early Dynastic
1st Dynasty
About -3000 - About -2500

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 6.3 cm

Materials used in production

Stone

Techniques used in production

Carved
Drilled

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.13.1898
Primary reference Number: 49553
Oldadmincategory: S
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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