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Stone jar: E.13.1898

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Stone jar




Jar, slender, flat base, with two bull head handles. Bulls and lions were closely linked in the iconography of the King. The inside of this vase was drilled out and the exterior was carved and then sanded down. The stone surface is slightly damaged, probably from when the object lay in the ground.

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.1 cm

Find spot

  • Hierakonpolis Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early Dynastic
First Dynasty
About -3000 - About 2500 -2500

Components of the work

Rim: Diameter 6.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carved Drilled

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.13.1898
Primary reference Number: 49553
Oldadmincategory: S
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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