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Cult object: E.106.1898

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20




Glazed pebble/stone fragment, circular circular in shape. The meaning or use of this object is unknown, although it may represent an early foundation deposit (a dedication made by a King at a new temple). The stone seems to have been carved rather than naturally forming this shape.

Measurements and weight

Width: 5.1 cm

Find spot

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early Dynastic Period
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.106.1898
Primary reference Number: 49663
Oldadmincategory: FG
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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