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Stone vessel with lug handles

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 0–2
Date:
ca. 3100–2650 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Pegmatitic quartz diorite
Dimensions:
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:
90.6.290
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.

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: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 23.

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