Jar - ROM2018_16146_45

ROM2018_16146_45

Jar

Medium:Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Geography: Egypt
Date: c. 2300-1650 BC
Period: 11th-13th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
Dimensions:
16.4 × 12.3 cm
Object number: 910.172.14
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description Unfortunately, nothing is known of the provenance or original use of this distinctive and attractive travertine jar with its encircling red-orange bands and flaring, convex-rim.  The craftsman who made it was probably as taken with the contrasting colours as we are.

 

Collection:
Egypt
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