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Jar

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 6-8
Date:
ca. 2323–2150 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
H. 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.89
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
This bag-shaped jar owes more to vessel shapes in pottery than to the older tradition of stone vessels. Note how the artisan has skillfully employed the dark brown vein in the stone to form a band around the body of the vessel.
Purchased from Mohammed Mohassib, Luxor, 1907.

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