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Vase

Object Number:
E3958
Current Location:
Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery
Provenience:
Egypt
Hierakonpolis
Locus:
Temple Main Deposit
Period:
Egyptian Early Dynastic
Second Dynasty
Khasekhem
Date Made:
c. 2675 BC
Early Date:
-2875
Late Date:
-2475
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Calcite
Iconography:
Serekh
Horus
Nekhbet
Description:
Monumental, open-mouthed calcite vase inscribed with the name of Khasekhem within a serekh, atop which sits a Horus falcon wearing the crown of Upper Egypt. Opposite the king's name is the vulture goddess Nekhbet holding the heraldic plants of Upper and Lower Egypt.
Height:
86.4cm
Outside Diamater:
61cm
Credit Line:
Received from the Egyptian Research Account; James Quibell
Other Number:
AES731   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 94-95
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[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 118
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