Vessel with Lug Handles

A work made of stone.
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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

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Vessel with Lug Handles

Origin

Egypt

Date

4000 BC–2250 BC

Medium

Stone

Dimensions

10.4 × 16 × 14.9 cm (4 1/8 × 6 3/8 × 5 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1894.256

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