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Jar with Handles

A work made of breccia.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of breccia.

Date:

Predynastic Period, Naqada II (about 3500–3200 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

Jar with Handles

Origin

Egypt

Date

3500 BCE–3200 BCE

Medium

Breccia

Dimensions

4.2 × 5.7 × 5.5 cm (1 11/16 × 2 3/16 × 2 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.645

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