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Bowl inscribed for King Scorpion

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Retaining some of its original blue pigment, this vessel carries a rough inscription of the name of King Scorpion.

Provenance

From Hierakonpolis. 1898: Excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account, given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account. (Accession date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic, Dynasty 0, reign of King Scorpion, 3100 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.4 x 12.1 cm (2 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.1011

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels