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Miniature "nw" pot

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 4-6
Date:
ca. 2465–2150 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Gneiss
Dimensions:
H. 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.92
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
This miniature vessel is a stone imitation of a ritual metal nw pot for wine or water offerings.
Purchased from Mohammed Mohassib, Luxor, 1907.

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