Jar - ROM2018_16146_6

ROM2018_16146_6

Jar

Medium:Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Geography: Egypt
Date: c. 2181-2040 BC
Period: 1st Intermediate Period
Dimensions:
16 × 8.4 cm
Object number: 909.80.145
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description This slender, elegant vase is slightly lopsided when viewed from some angles, but it is nevertheless a beautiful piece, almost translucent. Its original use is unknown, but the rough interior carving and its imperfect form might suggest it was made specifically for burial.
Collection:
Egypt
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