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Archeological Object

Vase ( 74524)


A vase with an ellipsoidal body and an everted rim and two small loop handles on the shoulder. A flat base. This is not a particularly valuable stone but certainly appreciated for its natural colour. On these soft stones the setting up skill was easily practised in the working of hard stones such as granite and breccia. The handles, similar to those of ceramic production, can picture the use of inserting lines of suspension even in stone vessels.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 74524
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased by Roberto Parimbeni, Qena 1904 ( at the antiquarian Girghis)
Place of discovery
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  Definizione: Vase
  Class and ware: Non-ceramic crockery
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Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: I dinasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Stone
  Height: 13
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet
Restauri (Label is not translated)



1994, Aston B.G., "Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels. Materials and Forms", Heldelberg, p.121, n.79

2005-2007, Cappozzo M., “La collezione Egizia del Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini”, in Bullettino di Paletnologia Italiana, Vol. 96, p. 172-173, scheda 126, fig. 26.