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Ancient Art

Footed vase with lug handles

4000–3500 B.C.

Black basalt

12.2 × 8.9 × 5.7 cm (4 13/16 × 3 1/2 × 2 1/4 in.)
Anonymous gift
1937.114
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Predynastic, Naqada I
Classification: 
Containers - Stone
Provenance: 

Andre Bircher, Cairo, 1920. Gift of Ludlow S. Bull, 1937

Bibliography: 

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 29, no. 7, ill.

Reynold Arnould, L’Egypte avant les Pyramides, exh. cat. (Paris: Editions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1973), 19, no. 9.

Stephen P. Harvey, Gifts to Osiris, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1987), 17, checklist no. 55.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.