About this object

Tall flat based cylindrical jar, with two lug handles (one now broken).

Ex Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 26614; Purchased at Stevens's Auction House Ltd., 15 June 1920, Lot 292.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    4000 BC - 3100 BC
  • Materials
    Basalt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1920 before
  • Measurements
    205 mm x 80 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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