University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E3958
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Hierakonpolis
Locus: Temple Main Deposit
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
Second Dynasty
Khasekhem
Date Made: c. 2675 BC
Early Date: -2875
Late Date: c. 2675 BC
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Calcite
Iconography:Serekh
Horus
Nekhbet
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 86.4 cm
Outside Diameter:61 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account; James Quibell, 1898
Other Number:AES731 - Other Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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