Ancient Art

Squat jar

2686–2181 B.C.

Gabbro (diorite)

h. x w. at handles x diam. of rim: 5.5 x 9.5 x 5 cm (2 3/16 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
Anonymous gift
1937.97
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Old Kingdom, Dynasties 3-6
Classification: 
Containers - Stone
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Andre Bircher, Cairo, 1920.

Bibliography: 

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 52, no. 25B, ill.

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