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Vessel with Lug Handles

A work made of stone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of stone.

Date:

Predynastic Period–Old Kingdom (about 4000–2250 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This jar was carved from very hard stone using a simple drill fitted with a copper tip. The small lug handles allowed for it to be suspended by cords. Vessels like this one were probably used for the storage of ointment or liquids.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Vessel with Lug Handles

Origin

Egypt

Date

4000 BCE–2250 BCE

Medium

Stone

Dimensions

7.2 × 5.6 × 4.5 cm (2 7/8 × 2 1/4 × 1 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.246

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