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Cylinder vase

Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty 1
reign of Djer
ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Umm el-Qaab, Tomb of Djer, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
H: 18 cm (7 1/6 in.); diam: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1901
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Egypt Exploration Fund excavations. Acquired by the EEF in the division of finds. Acquired by the Museum through subscription to the EEF, 1901.

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. 41.

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