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Ovoid jar

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 2, second half
Date:
ca. 2750–2649 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, Tomb 2322, Egyptian Antiquities Service/Quibell excavations, 1910–11
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 28.3 cm (11 1/8 in); Diam. 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.181.147
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
Excavated by James Quibell at Saqqara. Purchased by the Museum from the Egyptian Government.

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