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Cult object: E.37a.1898

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20

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Description

Glazed quartz plaque. The object does not have an obvious function and it is possibly a foundation plaque (a dedication made by the King at a new temple). There are traces of a glaze on top of the stone and so the appearance is similar to 'faience' , which is a crushed quartz with glass-like glaze covering the surface.

Measurements and weight

Length: 6 cm
Width: 3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

Quartz

Techniques used in production

Carved
Glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.37a.1898
Primary reference Number: 49596
Oldadmincategory: B
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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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