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Calcite lid of a cylinder jar: E.2.1901

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19


Calcite lid of a cylinder jar




Lid, inscribed with the name of King Merenre. Probably from the tomb of an official.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1901) by Green, F. W.


6th Dynasty
Old Kingdom
-2219 - -2218

Materials used in production

mineral Calcite

Techniques used in production

Carved : Inscribed

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.2.1901
Primary reference Number: 50342
Oldadmincategory: S
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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