Stone Jar

Egyptian, Egypt, Africa

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3rd Millennium BCE (3100-2100 BCE)

Travertine (calcium carbonnate)

Overall: 5 5/8 x 4 15/16 in. (14.3 x 12.6 cm)

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

12.2.521

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

8000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Vessel

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on bottom, in graphite: Thebes

Exhibition History

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.

Provenance

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.

Old Number

Red No. 12.517; glass plate negative #: 28B4

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