Piriform Jar on Solid Raised Base with a Sealed Mouth

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


not dated

Nile clay, beads, paint, cloth; the seal is painted with red, black, and white geometric and floral bands, which are decorated with tubular faience beads of lapis and turquoise color

Overall: 3 9/16 × 2 9/16 in. (9 × 6.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW



Place Made: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa

Object Name


Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Collected by Mary Maynard Hitchcock (1834-1887) and Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), in Egypt (possibly from a dealer in Alexandria or Cairo), about 1867-68; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

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