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Superbly crafted stone vessels are among the most impressive products of Early Dynastic art. Artists chose and shaped their stone carefully to maximize the decorative effect of the natural color and banding. Travertine was the most popular choice, because it is soft and relatively easy to work,...

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Provenance

By 1956: Nina H. Burham collection; 1956: given to the MFA by Nina H. Burnham, March 8, 1956. (Accession Date: March 8, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nina H. Burnham

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period to Early Old Kingdom, Dyna, 2750–2575 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 33.2 cm (13 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.170

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels