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Porphyry and gold cylinder jar: E.4.1946

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Porphyry and gold cylinder jar




Cylinder jar, with concave sides, gold cover on rim

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12 cm
Height: 19.25 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


1st Dynasty
Early Dynastic Period
-3000 - -2890

Materials used in production

stone Porphyry

Techniques used in production

Carved : Polished

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.4.1946
Primary reference Number: 61608
Oldadmincategory: S
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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