Small globular jar - ROM2018_16271_6

ROM2018_16271_6

Small globular jar

Medium:Serpentine
Geography: Possibly excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 3100-2181 BC
Period: 1st-6th Dynasty, Early Dynastic Period-Old Kingdom
Dimensions:
5 × 5.2 cm
Object number: 909.80.127
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis small charming globular vessel was probably ceremonial in nature, made for an elite burial.  It may have contained a precious oil that could have been simply left as an offering, or used as part of the funerary rites.
Collection:
Egypt
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