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Jar

Artist Culture
Egyptian
Dynasty
Dynasty 1, 3000–2890 BC
Period
Gerzean period (Naqada II), c.3500–3200 BC
or Early Dynastic period, c.3000–2686 BC
Date
3500–2890 BC
Material
Gneiss
Place from
Egypt, Africa
Classification
Stone & mineral
Current Location
On View, Gallery 313
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (8.9 x 12.1 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
209:1924
NOTES
Stone vessels with sophisticated shapes were created with simple tools such as pounders, weighted drills with hollowcore bits, and abrasives.
Said to have been found at Abydos, Egypt [1]

Rev. Randolph Berens, England [2]

- 1924
Kalebdjian Frères, Paris, France

1924 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Kalebdjian Frères [3]


Notes:
[1] Per invoice from Kalebdjian Frères dated February 10, 1925 [SLAM document files].

[2] See note [1].

[3] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, December 5, 1924.
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