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Stone jar: E.100.1921

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Stone jar


Stone jar, with two lug handles

Alabaster jar or alabastron, which served as an oil container or perfume pot. There are two small lug handles on the shoulders and a band forming the rim. The bottom is rounded. From grave 767 in the Sanam cemetery.

Measurements and weight

Height: 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 -600 BCE

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carved Drilled

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.100.1921
Primary reference Number: 52119
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

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