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Stone Bird Vase

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Stone Bird Vase




stone vessel


Stone hanging vase in the form of a bird. The handles are drilled through to allow a rope or cord to support the vessel. The inside of the stone is also drilled to allow for liquid or perhaps a ground substance to be placed inside. The bird is shown in a simple form with two drill-holes for eyes. It appears to be leaning forward as if eating or pecking at something.

Field Collection

Hierakonpolis Egypt


height 5.4 cm
length 9.9 cm
width 5.2 cm


Early Dynastic Period


about 3000 B.C. — 2500 B.C.


given: Egyptian Research Account 1898 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. Adams, B.
    Ancient Hierakonpolis
    [comments: p.11,130]

  2. [comments: p.738, no.5624]
  3. Quibell, J.E.
    Hierakonpolis I
    [comments: pl.20 no 2]
  4. Quibell, J.
    Green, F.W.
    (1902) Hierakonpolis II (1902)
    [comments: pl.48b]



Accession Number

E.9.1898 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 49549; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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