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Stone jar: E.17.1911

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Stone jar


Stone alabastron, part of neck missing

Alabaster alabastron (a type of perfume/oil jar) with two small lug handles on each side of the shoulders. the bottom is rounded and there is a small rim at the top (part of which is missing). This vessel would have been made by drilling out the core of stone leaving a thin wall that is transluscent when held to the light.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.1 m

Find spot

  • Meroe Sudan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Oxford Expedition to Nubia


Third Intermediate period
Circa -700 BCE - Circa 601 -600 BCE

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carved Drilled

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.17.1911
Primary reference Number: 52013
Oldadmincategory: S
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 March 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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