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Unfinished calcite cylinder jar


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Title/s

Unfinished calcite cylinder jar

Category

vessel

Name

jar
stone vessel

Description

cylinder jar, roughly made

Production Notes

The centre of the vessel was drilled and the outside chiseled to form the basic shape of the vessel. The surface would then have been polished with sand.

Field Collection

El-Kab Egypt

Technique Description

polished

Dimensions

diameter 9.35 cm
length 19.5 cm

Period

Old Kingdom

Date

circa 2686 B.C. — 2160 B.C.

Provenance

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

Material/s

calcite

Accession Number

E.61.1898 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 49619; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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