Limestone vessel



Accession Number
W324
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Period
Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty
First Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Limestone)
Measurements
Height: 64mm | Width: 57mm | Depth: 51mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

An ovoid limestone vessel with handles and a short rim. It dates to the First Dynasty and was purchased by Wellcome in 1920 from the collection of William Moir Bryce.

Bibliography

Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p. 121 type 78]

Wellcome Number
A9255
Other Identity
W1458 (number deleted) | 58 (round white label)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 21–23 July 1920, Lot 49
Previous Owners
Dr. William Moir Bryce (1842–1919) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 03 Apr 2022

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