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Stone vase: E.12.1898

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Titles

Stone vase

Description

Stone hanging jar; some fragments are missing and there is a large crack running diagonally through the piece. The inside of the vessel was drilled out. There are two small handles on the sides. The stone appears to be serpentine.

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.4 cm
Width: 9.4 cm

Relative size of this object

9.4 cm12.4 cm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Hierakonpolis Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898) by Egyptian Research Account

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic
About -3000 - About 2500 -2500

Components of the work

Rim: Diameter 4.3 cm

Materials used in production

Serpentine

Techniques used in production

Carved Drilled

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.12.1898
Primary reference Number: 49552
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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Jar" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/49552 Accessed: 2022-01-19 14:15:40

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