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Object Number:E3958
Current Location: Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Temple Main Deposit
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
Second Dynasty
Date Made: ca. 2675 BCE
Early Date: -2875
Late Date: -2475
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 86.4 cm
Outside Diameter:61 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account; James Quibell, 1898
Other Number:AES 731 - AES


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Lower Egyptian Gallery (1996 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display (23 Feb 2019) View Objects in Exhibition
Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition
Lower Egyptian Gallery (1983 - 1996) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 94-95View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt.. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and American Research Center in Egypt. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 118View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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