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Stone jar: E.19.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20

Titles

Stone jar

Description

Stone squat jar with a ring base and lug handles. The handles are drilled to allow rope or cord to be passed through and the vessel to hang. The centre is drilled out and the exterior has been carved and sanded to create a smooth appearance. The stone used here is called schist and is a hard stone.

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.2 cm
Width: 9.64 cm

Relative size of this object

9.6 cm12.2 cm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Hierakonpolis Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period
About -3000 - About -2500

Components of the work

Rim Width 5.63 cm

Materials used in production

Schist

Techniques used in production

Carved Drilled

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.19.1898
Primary reference Number: 49560
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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