Jar with Handles

A work made of breccia.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of breccia.

Date:

Predynastic Period, Naqada II (about 3500–3200 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

Jar with Handles

Origin

Egypt

Date

3500–3200

Medium

Breccia

Dimensions

4.2 × 5.7 × 5.5 cm (1 11/16 × 2 3/16 × 2 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.645

Extended information about this artwork

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