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Glazed Model: E.21.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20


Glazed Model




Faience model of a squat jar on a stand. Such models were dedicated in both religious buildings as well as serving the dead. Faience is a glazed material that was commonly used in Ancient Egypt. It was mouldmade. Life-sized vessels similar to the example shown here were found in the Main Temple Deposit at Hierakonpolis.

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Early Dynastic
About -3000 - About -2500

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.21.1898
Primary reference Number: 49562
Oldadmincategory: FG
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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