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Wine or beer jar

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 6–8
Date:
ca. 2323–2100 BC
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), paint
Dimensions:
h. 17 cm (6 11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1931
Accession Number:
31.4.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
In the latter part of the Old Kingdom artisans crafted tall, slender stone vases modelled after pottery and metal prototypes. The slender, pointed base jars with wide, upstanding, collared rims were first made at this time and continue into the First Intermediate Period.
Purchased in Egypt and donated to the Museum, 1931

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