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Clay horn-shaped vessel: E.7.1981

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Clay horn-shaped vessel


Horn for ointment; an imitation of a cow's horn in Nile silt ware with burnished red slip

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm
Width: 5.8 cm

Relative size of this object

5.8 cm11.5 cm What does this represent?

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  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981) by Wellcome Institute, the trustees of the


Eighteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
Up to end of the reign of Tuthmosis III
-1479 BCE - -1425 BCE

Materials used in production

clay Ceramic

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.7.1981
Primary reference Number: 63187
Oldadmincategory: P
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 September 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 14 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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