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Clay hanging vessel: E.157.1891

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Clay hanging vessel


Squat jar, with two lug handles for suspension, decorated with painted spirals. Marl clay imitating the stone breccia by the spiral design.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.2 cm
Length: 14.4 cm

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  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1891) by Chester, Greville John, Revd


Nagada II & Predynastic period
Production date: circa 3500 BC

Materials used in production

clay Ceramic

Techniques used in production

Painted : Handmade

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.157.1891
Primary reference Number: 49370
Oldadmincategory: P
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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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