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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
  • Place Excavated: El Ma'mariya, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3100–2675 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Early Dynastic Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 x Diam. 3 1/4 in. (10.1 x 8.2 cm)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.44
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ovoid jar, with rather small flattened base, rather wide mouth, torus-lip, offset from body by neck-groove. Straight deep boring, banded alabaster, with a broad band of rough texture around waist. Condition: Rim slightly chipped. Flaws in stone at base. Slightly soiled.
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