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Fired clay jar sealing with ostrich hieroglyphs

Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty 1
ca. 3100 B.C.
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Naqada, "The Royal Tomb", Garstang excavations 1904
Clay (fired)
H. 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in); W. 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in); Th. 1.1 cm (7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavated by John Garstang on behalf of Oxford University, 1904. Acquired by the University in the division of finds. Purchased from the Oxford University Expedition to Nubia by the Museum, 1920.

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