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Clay flask: E.134.1921

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Current Location: Gallery 24


Clay flask




Clay flask, bag shaped

Clay flask. Made from a type of clay called 'marl' and is buff in colour. This type of vessel would have been used for perfume or oil and would have hung from its owner by attaching a strap around the neck. Excavated at the Sanam cemtery from grave 1010. The vessel was wheelmade and is complete.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.074 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Griffith, F. Ll.


Third Intermediate period
-700 BCE - -601 BCE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.134.1921
Primary reference Number: 52152
Oldadmincategory: P
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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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