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Stone vase: E.20.1898

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20

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Stone vase

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Description

Stone jar with wavy line decoration around the handles. The four handles are drilled to allow the vessel to be suspended from cords. The stone is a pink coloured limestone that was quite common during this early period of Egyptian history. The centre would have been drilled out and the outer surface carved and polished with sand.

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.9 cm
Width: 7.15 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic
About -3000 - About -2500

Components of the work

Rim Width 5 cm

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Carved
Drilled

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.20.1898
Primary reference Number: 49561
Oldadmincategory: S
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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