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Stone Bird Vase


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Title/s

Stone Bird Vase

Category

vessel

Name

vase
stone vessel

Description

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

Dimensions

height 5.4 cm
length 9.9 cm
width 5.2 cm

Period

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period

Date

about 3000 B.C. — 2500 B.C.

Provenance

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

Documentation

  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]

Material/s

stone

Accession Number

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

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