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Calcite lid of a cylinder jar: E.2.1901

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Object information

Titles

Calcite lid of a cylinder jar

Description

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13 cm

Find spot

  • Qena Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Sixth Dynasty
Old Kingdom
-2219 - -2218

Materials used in production

mineral Calcite

Techniques used in production

Carved : Inscribed
Polished

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.2.1901
Primary reference Number: 50342
Oldadmincategory: S
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Audit data

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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