This miniature vessel is a stone imitation of a ritual metal nw pot for wine or water offerings.
Purchased from Mohammed Mohassib, Luxor, 1907.
Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 119.