Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cylinder vase

Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty 1
ca. 3100–2649 B.C.
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, The precinct of the temple of Osiris, Tomb M12, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1902
Accession Number:
Not on view
Egypt Exploration Fund excavations. Acquired by the EEF in the division of finds. Acquired by the Museum through subscription to the EEF, 1902.

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. 41, 43.

Related Objects

Two Vases in the Shape of a Mother Monkey with her Young

Artist: Date: ca. 2289–2246 BC
Accession Number: 30.8.134, 1992.338-related
Date: ca. 2289–2246 BC Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), paint, resin and pigment Accession: 30.8.134, 1992.338-related On view in:Gallery 103

Cylinder vase

Artist: Date: ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
Accession Number: 01.4.86
Date: ca. 3100–2900 B.C. Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) Accession: 01.4.86 On view in:Gallery 101

Fragmentary Face of King Khafre

Artist: Date: ca. 2520–2494 B.C.
Accession Number: 26.7.1392
Date: ca. 2520–2494 B.C. Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) Accession: 26.7.1392 On view in:Gallery 103

Relief of an Acacia Tree Shading Water Jars with Drinking Cups

Artist: Date: ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
Accession Number: 26.3.353c
Date: ca. 2051–2030 B.C. Medium: Limestone, paint Accession: 26.3.353c On view in:Gallery 104

"Opening of the Mouth" vessel of Perneb

Artist: Date: ca. 2381–2323 B.C.
Accession Number: 14.7.30
Date: ca. 2381–2323 B.C. Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) Accession: 14.7.30 On view in:Gallery 100