Location: On Display in the Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display

From: Egypt | Hierakonpolis

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E3958
Current Location Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display - On Display
Provenience Egypt | Hierakonpolis
Locus Temple Main Deposit
Period Egyptian Early Dynastic | Second Dynasty | Khasekhem
Date Made ca. 2675 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Calcite
Iconography Serekh | Horus | Nekhbet
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

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 86.4 cm
Outside Diameter 61 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account; James Quibell, 1898
Other Number AES 731 - AES

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