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Cylindrical 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. 10.1 cm (4 in.); Diam. 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.181.108
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
Excavated by James Quibell at Saqqara. Purchased by the Museum from the Egyptian Government.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 41.

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