About this object

Tall flat based cylindrical jar, with 2 lug-handles, one is broken off. Basalt with pitted surface.

Purchased15 June 1920 lot 292
Ex Wellcome collection no. 26614

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

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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