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Clay flask: E.134.1921

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Clay flask


Clay flask, bag shaped

Clay flask. Made from a type of clay called 'marl' and is buff in colour. This type of vessel would have been used for perfume or oil and would have hung from its owner by attaching a strap around the neck. Excavated at the Sanam cemtery from grave 1010. The vessel was wheelmade and is complete.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.074 m

Find spot

  • Meroe Sudan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Griffith, F. Ll.


Third Intermediate period
-700 BCE - 602 -601 BCE

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: E.134.1921
Primary reference Number: 52152
Oldadmincategory: P
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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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