Vessel with Lug Handles

A work made of stone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of stone.

Date:

Predynastic Period–Old Kingdom (about 4000–2250 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

These jars were carved from very hard stone using a simple drill fitted with a copper tip. The small lug handles allowed the vessel to be suspended by cords. These vessels were probably used for the storage of ointment or liquids.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Vessel with Lug Handles

Origin

Egypt

Date

4000–2250

Medium

Stone

Dimensions

9.8 × 8 × 7 cm (3 7/8 × 3 1/4 × 2 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.247

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