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Stone vessel with lug handles

Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty 0–2
ca. 3100–2650 B.C.
From Egypt
Pegmatitic quartz diorite
H: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.); diam: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.); weight: 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs.)
Credit Line:
Gift of James Douglas, 1890
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Collection of Dr. James Douglas, Quebec City. This piece was probably acquired between 1851–1865, when he is known to have traveled and collected in Egypt. Donated to the Museum by his son James S. Douglas, 1890.

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